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Bunnicula Comprehension Questions

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Reading Bunnicula with your students? Need a little help coming up with questions to determine comprehension? This lesson gives you questions you can use immediately to assess student understanding of characters, setting and plot.

A Vampire Bunny?

Right from the start, Bunnicula hooks students with a creative, interesting and a little goofy plot line. Centered on fantasy, the novel taps into children's naturally creative side with engaging characters, setting and plot. You'll likely have a tough time getting students to put the novel down once you start it, which isn't a bad problem to have!

Assess learning and keep tabs on comprehension using these questions during and after reading.

Comprehension Questions for Bunnicula - Characters and Setting

What could be more fun than reading about how the animals in the Monroe household plan to catch the new bunny/vampire? Students will likely take sides in this bunny tale, allowing for rich conversations that require analysis and referencing text for support.

  • The Monroe family is at the center of this story. Who are the Monroes? Create a diagram showing the members of the Monroe family, including their pets, the role they play, character traits and a picture.
  • What does Harold notice Pete and Toby carrying home from the movies? How does he feel about it?
  • Why does the family decide to call the new pet Bunnicula? Do you think this is a good name? What would you have named it?
  • What is Chester the cat like? How do you know? Use evidence from the text to support your analysis.
  • What is the main setting of the novel? How did you imagine the setting? Draw a picture, then find descriptions of the setting in the novel to use as captions.

Comprehension Questions for Bunnicula - Plot

The plot of Bunnicula is based on the actions of the three main characters, the Monroe's pets. Students will love reading about their antics, especially the cranky Chester and the cute, or maybe not so cute, Bunnicula. Use these questions to keep them on track as they read.

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