Have you ever visited Florida in the summer? If so, you will know about the tremendous thunderstorms that come to life in the moist hot atmosphere over the Florida peninsula. This article explains the process of storm development, explaining in detail every part of the water cycle from the morning's dew to the afternoon torrential rains that are driven by the heating of the Earth and fed by the sea breeze.
This is a fun read and will surely satisfy your principals Reading in the Content request. Your reading coach will be impressed when they see this Lexiled (1010, approx. 800 word) 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. :)
This articles come complete with ELA style question to help support the Common Core standards.