Check out this great article. Use this for a close read and satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Lexiled (710L, 800+ words) article written to meet the grade band text complexity requirements for Common Core. If you are really sneaky, your ELA team may use this in the language arts block and support science. How's that for integration. :)
SC.5.E.7.6 Describe characteristics (temperature and precipitation) of different climate zones as they relate to latitude, elevation, and proximity to bodies of water.