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Somos 1 Unit 23

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

Embark on a 2-week long exploration of the famous Camino de Santiago– all in Spanish! This unit begins by building vocabulary background knowledge before moving into a personalized discovery of the Camino!


  • quiere ir
  • sigue
  • se queda


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • activities for "¿Con quién se queda el perro? by Jesse & Joy
  • a game designed to get in repetitions of 'sigue'
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • homework or absentee worksheet
  • a parallel reading
  • a listening assessment
  • a song lyrics activity
  • two story-based readings that can be used as reading assessments
  • a 40-page slideshow on El Camino de Santiago, in Spanish with images and personalized questions
  • a handout version of the slideshow reading
  • an abridged version of the slideshow reading plus comprehension questions
  • an additional authentic song-based activity
  • a cooperative learning speaking activity with questions about El Camino de Santiago
  • a "quest" that will take an entire class period to complete; students will travel through the school visiting 9 cities and will need to read a situation in Spanish and two possible reactions, then color a Machado quote glyph based on the response that they choose
  • a Storybuilder™ quest of El camino de Santiago
  • an infograph activity
  • a writing assessment
  • a reading assessment
  • a listening assessment
  • suggestions for an optional speaking assessment
  • answer keys for everything
  • detailed instructions for teaching the unit
  • a slideshow with projectable warm-ups, all 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

All slideshow presentations are editable and compatible with Google Slides.

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This unit is designed to follow Unit 22 of the SOMOS Spanish 1 curriculum, Los Tres Cerditos. Consider also teaching this cultural extension for Unit 22 about Hurricanes in the Caribbean.

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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.

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  • This is a class favorite. I was able to adapt the reading and activities for distance learning, but we had a lot of fun and the students worked well inspite of the problems with Covid learning scenarios. We really like the Camino choices as well

    Julie C.
  • I have the dream of one day doing this trip and in the meantime I'm so happy to have this in-depth, well-researched, high-quality resource to turn to to inspire students and connect to so many different aspects of culture.

    Deirdre K.
  • Love this resource and unit! My students always love to learn about this event!

    Caitlin Sanford
  • One of my favorite things in Spain made into an engaging unit! This is awesome.

    Maestra Lankford
  • Great unit on culture and reflexion. We live in an area in which the North Country Trail is important so it was a great unit for cultural comparison as well

    Bethany Bflug

Somos 1 Unit 23


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