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Somos 1 Unit 1 FLEX

Hybrid curriculum for Novice Spanish: Use for Sub plans, Absent work, Make-up, and Paperless assignments

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)
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Start off the school year right in Spanish class, no matter how you are delivering instruction! This set of SOMOS Flex plans features the FIRST unit that you will teach in Spanish 1, Level 1. 

This is the Flex Learning equivalent of the original Somos 1 Unit 1 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

About the lesson plans:

This set of Somos Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 7 days of instruction. Lesson plans and materials are provided with instructions for FOUR (4) kinds of learners for every day in order to streamline planning:

  • IN CLASSROOM STUDENTS: for daily classroom instruction
  • LIVESTREAM AND SYNCHRONOUS STUDENTS: for students that are attending class from home, either streaming in to classroom instruction or attending classes that are led by the teacher on virtual platforms such as Zoom.
  • ASYNCHRONOUS: for students that are working independently on virtual assignments from home.
  • PRINT ONLY: for students learning remotely without Internet access
    All learning strands are fully synchronized so that all students in the course will be working through the same material, at the same pace, regardless of the instructional strand that they have chosen.


This unit includes over 130 pages/slides of resources. Here are just a few:

  • Detailed daily lesson plans for four strands of instruction
  • 10 warm-up activities, each provided as Interactive or Projectable slides AND Forms.
  • 1 StoryBuilder® presentation (in which students create their own story while they read)
  • 4 stories that are understandable for students in week 1 of Spanish
  • Digital worksheets that students can be assigned through your Learning Management System and completed in Slides
  • A printable packet of 7 days of stories and activities for students that do not have Internet access; can also be used for differentiation


The Somos Flex plans offer a simplified version of the lessons from the original SOMOS Curriculum. Somos Flex was originally created for teachers who were juggling multiple strands of learners during the pandemic, including learners in virtual spaces. It was valuable to keep the content more consistent and predictable for both the teacher and the student. 

The original Somos plans include a much wider variety of activities and go more in-depth with cultural exploration. Somos Flex is formulaic and streamlined, so that neither you nor your learners are trying to figure out how to do new activities and use new tools in each unit. While this is ideal for hybrid instructional models especially, the Original Somos curriculum offers a much richer, more personalized language learning experience.

Teachers that already own The Somos Curriculum can use these materials to meet the needs of learners in less traditional instructional settings (hybrid, fully asynchronous, etc.) and to differentiate to better meet the needs of all of their learners, regardless of instructional setting. The Flex materials provide opportunities to extend content from the original curriculum, alternatives to replace activities or stories that don't fit the needs of your program and your personality, and material for make-up work and sub plans.

Teachers that do not already own the original Somos Curriculum may choose to purchase only the Flex plans if they have online or virtual learners. The Flex plans are not dependent on the original plans in any way. Purchasing both the original Somos materials and the Flex plans will allow teachers to access the full depth of the curriculum and maximum differentiation.

  • To learn more about Somos Flex vs. Somos Original check out this article
  • Click here to view the Somos 1 Curriculum Map. 
  • The Somos Curriculum can be purchased individually, in bundles, or as a complete set. To view all the options click here
  • A very fun and engaging curriculum! The stories and readings were comical and the students enjoyed being able to use what they were learning immediately! The collab drive was also very helpful for extra activities/assignments.

    Heather C.
  • After reading through Somos Unit 1, it was a no-brainer to purchase the Flex Plans. Just like with Somos Unit 1, I was not disappointed! The activities and instructions are amazing and simple! And just like with the Unit 1 plans, it is so easy to adapt for distance learners! I am enjoying this curriculum more than I could've ever imagined

    Lacy Buckhaults
  • I love the Flex plans, I already own the original somos but I love the extra readings that are included and also the google forms campanadas! I am actually using it for in class students this year but I like using less paper.

    Meghan P.
  • Because of my schedule, I teach in two week mini units. This resource helped me to amplify Somos Unit 1 and embed more reading activities and scaffolded texts. Super helpful and students learned so much!


    Emily E.
  • I have all the FLEX units now and like to use some of the materials to supplement the traditional SOMOS curriculum. I like having the additional variety of activities that FLEX units provide. They also make good sub plans if needed during my SOMOS units. Thank you!

    Jill A.

Somos 1 Unit 1 FLEX


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