This week, teachers and educators in the Bay Area attended Contra Costa Office of Education's 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Common Core State Standards Summit "Strengthening The Core". Aaron Grossman and I facilitated one of the breakout strands, “A Closer Look at the CCSS 'Core Actions' for K-8 Teachers”. In this session participants studied resources used in Washoe County's Core Task Project that focus on Core Action One. Specifically, participants explored the importance of complex text, identified features of complex text, discussed using a balance of texts to build a body of knowledge, and were introduced to instructional resources that support alignment to Core Action One. The PowerPoint, text complexity activity, and other handouts for this session are available here and in this the post on Core Task Project.