After reading Dr. Seuss's book, What Was I Scared Of? (Also found in The Sneetches) discuss what kinds of things people are afraid of and how they can overcome their fears.
The packet includes a class book writing prompt, as well as a more advanced writing prompt for older students. There's also a list of 19 quotes about fear. Share a few in discussion, or have students choose their favorite and comment on it, including why they like it and if they agree with it.
The book, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams, is a wonderful comparison story and offers more opportunities for writing and discussion. I've included a Venn diagram to help students compare and contrast these two stories.