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Somos 1 Unit 17

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

These 7 day lesson plans designed for Spanish 1 students and beyond explores undocumented immigration; specifically migration across the southern US border.


  • regresa allí
  • llega a un país
  • lleva


  • daily warm-ups
  • instructions for introducing the vocabulary, including games and discussion questions
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • a song with instructional activities and accompanying lyrics/reading activity sheet
  • a cultural reading to be used as a reading assessment
  • an authentic video activity
  • an authentic reading activity
  • a re-take reading assessment
  • a listening assessment
  • discussion questions for all activities
  • answer keys for all activities
  • a 66-slide slideshow for the unit

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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.
  • My students were FASCINATED with this unit. We had so many lively, meaningful discussions during this unit. They loved it!

    Elizabeth B
  • This has so many different types of resources and has helped me make my immigration unit much more interesting. My students love the song, giving their opinions and being able to do the activities and understand. 

    Jennifer L.
  • Our district uses a textbook that doesn't cover immigration at all, so this was a great resource to use with topics covered in readers that we're using in class. 

    April Z.
  • As always, The Comprehensible Classroom provides excellent lessons and resources. So easy to follow and so very engaging for students. It is EASY to spend more than the suggested amount of time on these materials!

    Erica M.
  • I always love using the SOMOS curriculum, but I think this was very nicely done and much needed to understand the culture. My kids are learning spanish AND culture all in one.

    Samantha S.

Somos 1 Unit 17


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