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Somos 1 Unit 12 FLEX

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

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)

Core Vocabulary:

sale de, no conoce a nadie, agarra la mano


¿Qué es una quinceañera?

About the lesson plans:

This set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 8 days of instruction plus a simple presentational 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.

This is the Flex Learning equivalent of the original Somos 1 Unit 12 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!


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
  • The FLEX units are great! I use the FLEX activities to supplement the original SOMOS units that I purchased. I appreciate the extra readings, games, assessments, audio files, etc. It is such a blessing to have access to both sets of plans! Thank you!

    Jill Anderson
  • I love the Flex program. I appreciate the new updates to this particular unit to make it more relevant to today. A nice variety of activities as always for use in class. It's also great if students are at home as well.

    Rebecca S.
  • I have the traditional Somos units, plus a few Flex units, and love them all. I purchased this because I read that it has more quinceanera information, and I was not disappointed. I especially love the media naranja game (I can see using the same concept for lots of activities!).

    Carla Z.
  • The Somos curriculum by itself is wonderful, and the addition of Flex Units provides so much more comprehensible reading for my students.

    Delane Dewell
  • This unit provided a lot of information about Quinceañera with a lot of repetition. It also provided opportunities to review conocer and personal A. It was a good review unit in terms of certain grammatical points we are required to teach.

    Pamela B.

Somos 1 Unit 12 FLEX


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