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

Novice (Levels 1-2), Intermediate (Levels 2-4)
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 This is the Flex Learning equivalent of the original Somos 1 Unit 16 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

Core Vocabulary:

  • miente
  • dice la verdad 
  • se lleva 
  • al (momento) siguiente fue/fui/fuiste 
  • cree


Las Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo

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
  • High quality, engaging input through interesting stories and cultural topics that lead to student acquisition and tons of fun for all.

    Brittany O.
  • I loved the inclusion of the personal story about Emilce. This unit is very poignant and I think it's great to get these stories out to our students.

  • Not only was this resource an incredible time saver for me, but the students REALLY enjoyed the cultural component of this particular unit. I have really enjoyed all of the changes and additions done to the SOMOS curriculum with the FLEX units!

    Shanna C.
  • These supplements to the regular SOMOS curriculum are lifesavers! I have used many of these flex options even when we have all been in person. 

    Alissa D.
  • This is a great resource, with extra activities that help me engage learners that need more repetition of the key vocabulary and structures that they don't get with the original Somos.

    Connie S.

Somos 1 Unit 16 FLEX


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