Article of the Week (DVD) by Kelly Gallagher
"Each week, students read a short article that informs them about the world. Students highlight passages and words they don't understand, consider the author's purpose and intended audience, and work through any confusion. The class then discusses how the structure and craft of the article informs reader comprehension and how they can implement these elements into their own writing."
See Kelly's website for sample articles he has used:
Use Letterwriter to help create article handouts:
Using the Newspaper in Class