I've done the planning for you to help you prepare and implement Kelly Gallagher's idea of Article of the Week for you. I've searched a variety of sources for articles, created/adapted 6 articles for your use, AND created teaching notes for their usage.
Each article has ideas to HOOK the article, suggested VOCABULARY with teaching notes, MENTOR SENTENCES to aid in your grammar and conventions instruction and an ASSESSMENT QUESTION (aligned to LAFS and FSA assessment--Florida). These questions relate to CCSS as well.
Articles Included: 11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need
Judge Rules Newtown Lawsuit Against Gun Maker Can Proceed
How Much Does It Really Cost (the Planet) to Make a Penny?
Nashville Employs History to Train Police
7 Plagues that Changed History
Will Self-Driving Cars Be Good for America?