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Somos 1 Unit 10 FLEX

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

Novice (Levels 1-2), Beginner (Level 1)
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This is the Flex Learning equivalent of the original Somos 1 Unit 10 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

Cultural Focus:

Idiomatic expression "lágrimas de cocodrilo"

Core Vocabulary:

  • tiene hambre
  • está triste y llora
  • come

About the lesson plans:

This set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 7 days of instruction plus a simple writing assessment. 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.


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
  • Excellent design. I use the "paper" Somos curriculum and purchased this unit for distance learning. I attempted to digitize some of my own units, but it does not compare to the quality and variety of activities that Martina is able to provide as well as the aesthetics of the design.

    Brittany O.
  • The Somos Flex units are a great addition to the mountain of Somos curriculum. Students have a lot of opportunity to internalize and practice. 

    Delane Sewell
  • I still have students at home for weeks at a time. This is a way to provide them instruction while they are out of class. I also use lessons in class with students as the listening and other resources provided are great!

    Sara M.
  • I used this Flex version instead of the traditional version of Unit 10 and I was really impressed! The students did very well with the content! 

    Señora Vazquez
  • I love using the flex plans along with the traditional SOMOS plans. This unit offers great stories to teach the Core vocabulary and the cultural element. Also helps for days when I have a substitute and students need asynchronous work!

    Maria T.

Somos 1 Unit 10 FLEX


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