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Somos 1 Unit 2

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This unit is designed to introduce your students to the two running events in Spanish-speaking countries within the first few weeks of Spanish 1– all in Spanish!!


  • corre
  • camina
  • ve


  • La carrera de San Silvestre
  • El encierro de toros


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • a song lyrics activity
  • two readings about the song
  • a story-based reading
  • an authentic video-based activity
  • a slideshow reading about the Encierro de toros
  • an extended reading about el Encierro de toros
  • comprehension questions for the extended reading
  • a video activity about the Encierro de toros
  • a Sentence Flyswatter game about el Encierro de toros
  • a reading assessment
  • a listening assessment
  • an authentic reading activity
  • an alternate/re-take assessment
  • a homework or sub plan activity
  • answer keys for everything
  • detailed instructions for teaching the unit
  • a slideshow with projectable warm-ups, readings, and other materials
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation


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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 love this unit. It's the first time we create a story in class and my kids are usually super excited to give me funny ideas and names. It's amazing how much they can retell the story after so little exposure to Spanish. 

    Jenny P.
  • After trying the free version of the 1st unit. I had to get the second unit and continue on. My students love the units and i love the layouts myself. I love how they are each time and I ca watch myself and change them if need be. I will definitely continue using these in my department as we do not have actual textbooks. 

    Katherine F.
  • SOMOS does not disappoint! It is so nice as a teacher to have a resource where I have minimal prep. This unit was engaging, students were acquiring language comprehensively, and were having fun too! Everything is well done with this unit and it is culturally rich! Highly recommend this unit!

    Katie E.
  • I recently decided to try the Somos curriculum and have been so happy with how my students are reacting. It is taking some time for them to adjust because it's so different than what they have done before but the results have been fantastic so far! 

    The Engaged Spanish Student
  • Such a fun unit for Spanish 1 students focusing on these high-frequency vocabulary terms: camina, corre, and ve. Awesome bell ringers included. Used before it was revamped and its EVEN better now! You will not regret using these units with your students. Ditch the textbook and purchase this! 

    Friedeman Dyslexia Therapy

Somos 1 Unit 2


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