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Somos 1 Unit 21

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This 4-day sample unit is Unit 21 of the SOMOS Level 1 Spanish curriculum. It is intended to lead into the film-based unit that accompanies the short film, "El monstruo del armario" by Pablo Conde.


  • se despierta
  • oye algo
  • se duerme
  • durante la noche


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • a song lyrics sheet and activity
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • a discussion activity
  • a slideshow (in PDF and PPT formats) with daily warm-ups
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation

All slideshow presentations are editable and compatible with Google Slides.

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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.
  • Martina creates easy to use lessons with engaging concepts, attractive formatting, and most importantly, extensive ways to practice and implement the target language chunks. I rarely use all the activities/material she has in one unit because there are so many to choose from. I also really appreciate the unit overview that comes with each unit. This is my fifth year using SOMOS with no end in sight!

    Carissa N.
  • My level 2 class found this unit to be super engaging. They especially liked the stories.

    Carla Z.
  • I really like the theme of this unit. I like the story of the unit (someone is sleeping in a tent, hears something and wakes up) and it is a great unit for learning (or reinforcing) reflexive verbs in Spanish.

    Jennifer O.
  • The student were so engaged as they completed lessons and activities through this unit! I loved seeing their confidence and interest soar as we worked through the content!

    Karen B.
  • Such a fun unit! My students are always engaged! I also had to use this when our internet went out and I was so thankful to be able to print what I needed!

    Miscellaneous Mom

Somos 1 Unit 21


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