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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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This is the Flex Learning equivalent of the original Somos 1 Unit 13 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

Core Vocabulary:

  • la mujer comienza a 
  • el hombre piensa que
  • su verdadera pasión


Piropos and El chico del apartamento 512

Lesson Plan Details: 

This set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 7 days of instruction plus a simple reading 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
  • I love these FLEX units! They really add a great new element to the original units by providing new facets and extra practice. They've also been really great for my students who have had to miss a lot of time.

    Julia Ann Wearne
  • I love that I can get updates as they are made and everything is laid out step by step for me!

    Alissa D.
  • I used it one day when I was sick. One, I was able to select an activity that follows where I stopped in my face to face class. Second, It was engaging, and easy to follow. 

    Ipce F.
  • I was hesitant to use this unit because of it's name (el acoso sexual) but it doesn't focus on any of that. The unit focuses more on description and fun pick up lines. I found it fun and so did most of my students. 

    Tiffany M.
  • All of the SOMOS Flex units are fantastic. I used this in person with my students - the additional resources go along perfectly with the original SOMOS, and it gives you more things to pull from. My students get tired of Storyasking by this point, so to be able to print the stories for them to read and answer questions is a life saver!

    Tina Richards

Somos 1 Unit 13 FLEX


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