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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 2 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

Core Vocabulary:

  • corre hacia
  • ve
  • camina


El encierro de toros

Lesson Plan Details: 

About the lesson plans: This set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 7 days of instruction. 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 unit includes over 130 pages/slides of resources. Here are just a few:

  • Detailed daily lesson plans for four strands of instruction
  • 10 warm-up activities, each provided as Interactive or Projectable slides AND Forms.
  • 1 StoryBuilder® presentation (in which students create their own story while they read)
  • 5 texts (3 narrative, 2 informational) that are understandable for students in week 1 of Spanish
  • Paperle worksheets that students can be assigned through your Learning Management System and completed in Slides
  • A printable packet of 7 days of stories and activities for students that do not have Internet access; can also be used for differentiation


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 so incredibly helpful this year. The storybuilders and the extra stories to use for fast finishers, remote assignments, etc. are all great ways to provide input for students even when they are not in class. 

    Alicia LeClair
  • This is a FANTASTIC resource for storytelling/CI virtually. There are great activities that complement the original curriculum and that I will definitely use even after we return to in-person learning!

    Shannon T.
  • Love the Flex plans they are perfect for kids that are in quarantine even though we are all in person this year. I also love the extra stories, readings and the google forms bellworks cut down on the paper used in my classroom.

    Meghan P.
  • My students love the Somos program! I'm a first year teacher and wanted to base my teachings on Comprehensible input with the occasional grammar pieces and these have been so helpful! Everything is laid out well and there is variety in what you can ultimately do! We watched The Book of Life to go along with this as a fun activity on bull fighting/bull runs :)

    Daniela Z.
  • Somos has excellent stories and activities. In Somos 1.2, my students and I like learning about the running of the bulls. The slideshows that accompany the printed material are a great resource, and so are all of the assessments. Thank you, Martina Bex and the Comprehensible Classroom!

    Shelley B.

Somos 1 Unit 2 FLEX


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