This is a common core module that was designed for an 8th grade classroom; however, these texts could be used together for various grade levels. The module is designed around using a nonfiction text, Are We Alone? Scientists Search for Life in Space by Gloria Skurzynski. However, other texts could be plugged in as an anchor text in the place of this one. If you wanted this to be a fiction based common core module, Ender's Game could be used as an anchor text. Depending on what your students are learning in science, a science textbook could even be used to pull in more nonfiction text. Please use this as a resource to assist in making your own common core modules or use questions and ideas in this module individually. Guided questions are included for the following texts: short story version of "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling, "Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer" sang by Ella Fitzgerald, the Greek myth of Helios, and "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson. Enjoy and please contact me with any questions!