Bunnicula Novel Study Unit and Literature Guide

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This Bunnicula novel study unit is a low prep literature guide for grades 3 - 5. Students love the humorous horror story, and teachers will love the variety of reading comprehension activity choices, graphic organizers, and complete answer keys. The engaging activities stretch students' thinking beyond plot recall. Use this novel unit as a class read aloud, with small reading groups, or with book clubs.

If you are reading this story around Halloween, extend the "horror" story elements graphic organizer into a full spooky story writing activity! Apply the adjective activity to reinforce your grammar instruction while building an understanding of author's tone and mood. There are so many options for expanding the reading into other effective learning opportunities. Educators can cover many language arts skills to maximize teaching time.

Resource Includes:

CCSS (4th grade)

Sample Pacing Chart

Vocabulary List for each chapter

Reading Comprehension Questions for each chapter

Character Chart

Adjectives from sentences in the story and how they affect author's tone and mood

Horror Story elements

Naming a Pet personal narrative paragraph

Close Reading - draw Bunnicula based on story details

Dracula reading comprehension passage

Venn Diagram comparing Dracula to Bunnicula


Summarizing and Sequencing Chester's Behavior


Inference Speech Bubbles about Bunnicula's thoughts

Identify Humorous scenes in the story and comic book page activity

Animal Characters relationships and changes

Sibling Rivalry opinion short writing

Story Plot map

Teacher notes, tips, and answer keys

Students love to talk about pets and their pets' secret lives! Tap into that interest with the speech bubble inference extension activity. Or, use the short graphic organizer to decide if the animals really do experience sibling rivalry.

This is a zipped file with two secure PDF files. It includes a student PDF with all student activity pages that teachers can print as a novel study packet for reading groups or print individual pages as needed. The second PDF has teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples.

Looking for another novel study this Halloween season? Check out DYING TO MEET YOU.

Do your students love humorous fiction? Try my LEMONADE WAR complete novel unit.

To see all my literature units for upper elementary students CLICK HERE.

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Total Pages
57 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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