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Somos 1 Unit 12

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This unit includes everything you need to teach a Spanish 1 six+ day unit that looks at dating traditions in Spanish speaking countries (perfect for Valentine's Day...or any day that your students are thinking about dating!). It includes


  • no conoce a nadie
  • sale de
  • agarra la mano


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • two songs with activities
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • a sub plan/homework
  • a listening assessment
  • a Spanish-language, cultural reading assessment
  • discussion questions
  • a video-based authentic resource activity
  • a reading-based authentic resource activity
  • answer keys for all activities
  • daily warm-ups
  • complete lesson plans
  • a slideshow for the entire unit in PDF and PPT
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation
  • NEW IN 2020: Paperless/Digital Slides versions of all student printables

All slideshow presentations are editable and compatible with Google Slides.

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The Somos Curriculum® is a Proficiency-oriented curriculum for Novice and Intermediate Spanish learners that is designed for middle and high school courses. Instruction in The Somos Curriculum® focuses on language acquisition or implicit language development rather than explicit teaching and practice of grammar and vocabulary. Lessons are highly communicative and conducted primarily in the target language. 

With detailed daily lesson plans, target-language scripts, tutorials for making input comprehensible, student activities, assessments, and suggestions for differentiation, The Somos Curriculum® is the most complete Spanish curriculum on the market, and it is no surprise that it is used in more than 100,000 language classrooms worldwide.

  • Learn more about the Somos Curriculum here
  • 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.
  • I used this in Spanish I and my colleague used it at the beginning of Spanish II. This was the first I had really targeted "nadie"...and it was a great unit for that.

    Diane V.
  • I used the "El cortejo" and "Las cosas que dicen los novios" with my advanced (3-4) kids while they were reading "Selena" was a hit and great for the chapter about Selena & Chris! I love how those two activities are followed by an authentic reading about child development... ;) jejeje I plan to use the other materials with my level 2 class when they read "Robo en la Noche". SOMOS is always super!

    Kristin K.
  • THANK YOU...THANK YOU for making the worksheets paperless. I can now add them to my Google Classroom easy peasy!!!!! I hope you will be doing this with all your units. This is the most helpful and redeeming my time thing you could have done!!! I am teaching in person, but when kids are absent, I would like to put a mini assignment on Google Classroom for them to do as make-up. I was digitizing what we did in class and it was so time-consuming. THIS MADE MY DAY TO SEE THIS FOR THIS UNIT!!! Please consider doing it for all...from this overwhelmed, tired teacher! 

    Sarae M.
  • When I first told my students they were going to be learning about el cortejo (and explained what that meant) they were weirded out. After starting the unit they quickly fell in love and all wanted to take turns being the cleptomano! :)

    Samantha S.
  • LOVE THIS LESSON from Martina! I was only able to use parts of it over the "Valentine Week" but the students LOVED IT and would be thrilled to do more since they are totally into the novio/novia stage! 

    Karen W.

Somos 1 Unit 12


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