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Somos 1 Unit 22

The Somos Curriculum for Novice Learners

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

Teach your students the familiar story of "Los tres cerditos" and begin to expose them to the past tense as they interact with the story in both the present and past tenses. This is Unit 22 of The Comprehensible Classroom's Spanish 1 curriculum. It contains 30 pages of lesson plans and worksheets and a 50 page slideshow.


  • el cerdito teme
  • sopla
  • feroz
  • toca
  • déjame
  • termina
  • construye con cuidado


  • plans for introducing vocabulary
  • a two-level "embedded" story script (for two separate storytelling sessions)
  • story-based activities
  • two present tense readings
  • two past tense readings
  • projectable versions of the readings with images
  • a storyboard
  • a game (¡A pescar!)
  • an authentic listening activity
  • multiple communicative activities-a writing assessment
  • a reading assessment
  • a listening assessment

While this unit can be used as a stand-alone unit outside of The Comprehensible Classroom's curriculum, it is designed to be taught after Una aventura de camping. 

Consider extending the Los Tres Cerditos unit with this mini-unit about Hurricanes in the Caribbean, which uses the same target structures.

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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
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  • The Somos Curriculum can be purchased individually, in bundles, or as a complete set. To view all the options click here.
  • I have not yet been able to use this resource with students but plan to introduce it when we begin studying past tenses. I have reviewed the unit thoroughly, and it is clear, engaging, and very thoughtfully designed and organized. Thank you yet again, Martina, for your wonderful materials! You make my life much, much easier, and my students much happier! :)

    Kathryn B.
  • Used with my advanced (3-4) class to review past tenses at the start of this crazy year. It really helped them build their confidence back up!

    Kristin K.
  • This unit has been very comprehensible for my students. They enjoy reading a familiar story that is engaging. They love it!

    Genny L.
  • My kids enjoyed this unit because it was a familiar story, and we put many twists on it. So much fun!

    Samantha S.
  • Great time-saving resource! Makes story telling more fun and less daunting. Thank you for your hard work.

    Sandra R.

Somos 1 Unit 22


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