The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Outside/Independent or Extra Credit Reading
Reading/Notetaking Handout with 5 questions for students to answer.
Students review the 15 chapters/scenarios in the book and write about the “fear solution” that can help.
Two versions of the handout: one with spaces for students to write directly on the handout (7 pages); one with just the questions/prompts.
THE OVERSEAS TEACHER SAYS:
THIS BOOK SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN EVERY HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM.
I HAVE HAD AT LEAST ONE COPY OF THIS BOOK IN MY CLASSROOM SINCE I READ IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER SEEING GAVIN DE BECKER ON THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW . . . IN THE ’90S. THIS IS VALUABLE, POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION THAT WILL EMPOWER WOMEN TO LISTEN TO THAT INNER VOICE THAT TELLS THEM WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.