At Teach Fest, Learnzillion educators worked through elements of the Core Task Project. They talked about the close reading strategy, identified features of complex text and studied the guide to writing text-dependent questions. The Powerpoint can be found here and resources from the session can be found below.
Lazarus Close Reading Exemplar (from SAP)
Text Complexity Qualitative Measure Rubric
Brief Guide to Writing Text-Dependent Questions
Whatif Close Reading Exemplar