Spanish II Curriculum Map

When I taught Spanish II, it was to eighth graders that were in their third year of Spanish (they had already completed Spanish 1A and 1B). It was my last year with them, and I felt the weight of preparing them to be successful in the non-TPRS classes to which they were headed the following year. For this reason, I structured my curriculum around the past tenses (preterite and imperfect) and chose structures for each unit that fit into a specific grammatical topic so that we could do a focused grammar lesson after the storytelling portion of the unit had been completed.

Click on the image below to view the units and additional resources in the SOMOS Level 2 curriculum:

SOMOS 2 curriculum map


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48 thoughts on “Spanish II Curriculum Map

    • Rachel says:

      Is there Spanish II bundles available beyond 1-5? I was looking on TPT and didn’t see beyond unit 5. (hoping to make a big purchase soon and need to total up how much all of Spanish 1 and all of Spanish 2 would cost)

  1. Faris Connor says:

    I plan on using this curriculum map for my Spanish 2 this year. Yay! My class meets every day for 45 minutes. Would you say that this is enough for the year? I will do Problemas en Paraiso and La Maldicion de la Cabeza Reducida in addition to the units.

      • Moises M. Jimenez says:

        Hi Martina, I am struggling with the transition into full TPRS in the classroom. I am struggling with the development of units due to the block scheduling that we are on. Our classes are 88 minutes long and we meet every other day. Any suggestions or words of wisdom. I teach both Spanish I and Spanish II, the textbook that I have is Descubre

      • Mindy Baker says:

        I also use Descubre-just adopted it this fall. I am trying to balance textbook and add TPRS whenever possible along with collaborating in a large dept. would love to hear how it is working for you

  2. Annie Rivera says:

    I’ve noticed that there is still some imperfect tense use in your regular preterite materials, but you don;t introduce it until later. Do you just have students “deal with it” and explain later so you can focus on the preterite? Just wondering how this would work. Thanks!

  3. Susie says:

    Hi Martina,
    Is this Spanish 2 curriculum complete? I notice that you have MUCH more for Spanish 1. Do you think what you have here is enough for a whole year? Thanks for all of your hard work! We appreciate it!

      • Susie says:

        Thanks, Martina! Do you anticipate having more from Spanish 2 available for us to buy on Teachers Pay Teachers soon? Also, I can’t remember if one of your novels is Piratas del Carible y el mapa secreto. Have you taught that one? If so, do you have any activities?

      • Ispa says:

        Is that why the level 2 units are not bundled on TpT? I was looking on there and debating about purchasing your curriculum, but I can’t quite sort out what I need for the level 2.

      • Martina Bex says:

        No, they are not bundled simply because I haven’t yet had the time to do so! There ARE still some missing units, but I would like to bundle at least the first few in order to make them easier to purchase.

  4. zoraya says:

    Hola Martina, quiero usar tus planes este año, yay !!!
    Quiero saber si enseñas Los Barkes Van a Peru antes de la Maldición de la cabeza reducida? y si crees que es necesario. De nuevo,Gusto de conocerte 🙂

    • Martina Bex says:

      No enseño esas novelas pero sí es mejor enseñar Los Baker antes de Maldición porque Maldición es la continuación y no tendrá mucho sentido sin leer Los Baker.

    • Susie says:

      Hi Martina,

      I’m wondering if you’re going to be bulking up the Spanish 2 curriculum and bundling it soon? I know you’re a busy Mom (me too!), and have other priorities right now. Just curious as I’m starting to think about next year. Also, do you have any resources for Piratas del Caribe y el Mapa secreto (or know anyone who does? I’ve loved your Esperanza resources!) Thanks so much! Can’t wait to meet you in person in Chattanooga this summer!


  5. Marilis santos says:

    Como haces con los hispanohablantes? Perdona que haga muchas preguntas. De verdad deseo envolverme mas en este currículo. Me gusta mucho!

  6. Laura says:

    Do you know of anyone who uses CI and incorporates the Descubre text book series? I am teaching high school and so far have been exclusively following your curriculum, but my colleagues are strict textbook followers. I would hate to see any of my students going to another teacher next year and struggling with the logistics of using a textbook despite being amazingly skilled (seriously, as a reformed textbook-user it sometimes feels like a sneaky magic trick how much Spanish they comprehend!)

    I would like some tips of incorporating Descubre specifically. Do you know of anyone who does this that I could possibly form a digital PLC?


    • Martina Bex says:

      I don’t know of anyone offhand, so I’d recommend asking this question on the MoreTPRS Yahoo listserv or in the iFLT/NTPRS/CI teaching Facebook group! There must be SOMEONE out there!

  7. Shannon Thomarie says:

    Do you have a story unit based around accident/hospital/past tenses? I love how you structure your units & have used several this year. With the final exam staring at me I see that I have not taught many of the vocab topics that I usually do. Since not all of your unit names convey the vocab involved, might you be able to tell me if any of your units deal with an accident & hospital? GRACIAS! – Shannon

  8. srarobbinsblog says:

    Did you spend the whole academic year on these 13 units. I am wanting to adopt your Somos curriculum for my Spanish 2 course mid-year, basically starting it when we return from winter break. Wondering where I should begin….we have worked on imperfect and ÏR in the preterite.

    • Martina Bex says:

      I taught these units along with novel-based units (each one lasting 5-8 weeks) and cultural & holiday units 🙂 I would start at the beginning! The ‘review’ (although not in the traditional sense) will be super beneficial.

  9. Soledad Theel says:

    Hi Martina, I am a first year teacher, native speaker. I am teaching Spanish II, III and IV. I am not using the text book, but planning on your curriculum for Spanish I and II. My question is, I was at the TPRS conference in Chattanooga and learned a lot, but I am so insecure right now that I can do a good job. Do I need to add anything else to the material you put together? I mean, should I be buying novels? I may have some money left on my budget for it, which one should I get? sorry if these are too many questions, but I will appreciate your help.

    • Martina Bex says:

      Join the SOMOS Curriculum Collaboration group on Facebook and ask there!! For Level II you will definitely want at least one set of novels. If your kids haven’t been in a comprehension-methods based class, you might choose an easier one like one of the Brandon Browns (dit la verdad or quiere un perro) or Agentes secretos y el mural de Picasso. There are many different possibilities though; get the advice of the group members!

  10. Julie says:

    I am a veteran teacher, but I am teaching Spanish for the first time. I teach elementary grades 1-6. I see students once per week for 50 minutes. I am searching for the right resources. Do you think SOMOS would work? Or could you please direct me in the right direction?

    I want to know more about TPRS and CI and want to make my limited time beneficial for students while not being overwhelmed planning all the different grade levels.

    Please help

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