Book Talk and Busy Work
Whether you are reading 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 on your own, in school, or as part of a library study group, you can follow up your reading with one of these questions or activities.
A simple 20-word crossword puzzle that you will not be able to complete unless you actually read 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6.
Who needs to find a cure for their glossophobia when there are fearless words to search for?
28 Tricks Follow-Up Questions
- Interview your classmates to find out if anyone has a phobia. Ask how long they’ve had it, if they know how it originated, and if they’ve ever tried to overcome it. What’s the strangest phobia in the group?
- Eric sometimes misuses words. Find instances throughout the book (pages 12, 26, 32, 46, 72, 108, 112, 175). What word do you think he really intends to say?
- A healthy dose of fear can help us stay safe, but too much fear can be debilitating (Eric might say it’s defibrillating). Discuss the good and bad consequences of the “Peter Pan treatment” that Dave and his friends try in part 4 of 28 Tricks (trying to cure their fears with happy thoughts).