Many teachers, like me, are big fans of the New York Times Learning Network. They always have great resources. The site is on The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet list.
Happily, the Learning Network will be exempt from the new Times paywall. In other words, it will continue to be free and accessible at all times, along with NY Times articles they reference in their lessons.
You can read more about how the paywall will work when it starts next week at this post.
In addition, here are two other posts you might find interesting (I sure did!):
How To Keep Reading the NY Times For Free from Gizmodo
How To Read The New York Times Online For Free has the same title and is from Business Insider. This is useful because it gives similar information about the Wall Street Journal.