Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies


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Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

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1. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

2. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using both big picture and close reading strategies can help you understand literature, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of examples and characteristics of them.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following items:

  • Reading strategy used for first 4 lines of text
  • Approach used to answer a big question or describe a theme
  • Strategy consistent with the examination of rhyme schemes
  • What close reading of 'Romeo and Juliet' entails

Skills Practiced

This quiz and printable worksheet will help test you on the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of big picture and close reading strategies and how you can use both to understand a literary work
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve the problem of not being able to understand literary works.
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast strategies from the lesson, such as examples of big picture reading and close reading

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to use big picture and close reading strategies, review the corresponding lesson on Close and Big Picture Reading Strategies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define close and big picture reading strategies
  • Provide examples of both reading approaches
  • Use Shakespearean texts to provide examples of close and big picture reading strategies