I'm a huge fan of Kelly Gallagher and Dave Stuart. I agree with their ideas of Article of the Week that it IS NOT a curriculum killer, it's a supplement with gives kids PRACTICE with the concepts and strategies we are teaching in our classes.
Working as a coach with middle and high school ELA teachers, I've taken AofW from many different sources but created simple teaching strategies/notes to help "hook" the article, utilize them to help support grammar/conventions instruction, vocabulary instruction AND FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) testing by using the FSA test-specs to write questions aligned to the standards.
But you don't HAVE to be from Florida to use these, just adapt them to meet your needs. I'll be adding a middle school bundle and a 9-10 grade high school bundle soon. Check them out.