Based on Kelly Gallagher's Article of the Week concept, my reading articles are typically non-fiction and modeled on Vale Middle School's format. The articles have been chosen by me and all questions have been developed by me. If you would like to see what Vale Middle School does, check out http://vms.vale.k12.or.us/articles-week
These articles are current events from a variety of news outlets. They include space for annotations and multiple choice questions that reflect the new common core state standards for 8th grade English. They also include short response questions that require evidence from the text to support the answer.
This article is titled, "Football Star Shows You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover" By STEVE HARTMAN CBS NEWS September 12, 2014. There is an accompanying video that can be located at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/football-star-shows-you-cant-judge-a-book-by-its-cover/ You will need this video to answer one of the short response quesitons. It is a 630 lexile.