Close and critical reading is paramount to student success on standardized assessments. But what is it and how can teachers teach students to value multiple reads of the same text? The IEE Strides Kit can help. Each kit contains 4 easy to follow steps. Summarization, Analysis, Purpose Attainment, and Connections provide students and teachers with a different focus for each read.Each step has its own set of cards with explanations, questions, strategies, how it works, key vocabulary, application, and additional web resources in order to ensure that the teachers and the students have a well rounded understanding of the concept. Purchase your Strides Kit today and support your students in their close and critical reading strategies.