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Somos 1 Unit 25

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This unit is designed to teach your students the core vocabulary words "cuesta demasiado", "compra", and "vende" in preparation to learn about El Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad (the Spanish Christmas lottery).

These plans will fill 11+ 45-minute class periods. Some teachers choose to use the storytelling portion of the unit in sequence with the SOMOS Curriculum and reserve the Sorteo materials for around the holiday season (either in the same school year or the next). Others teach the full unit at the same time, regardless of when the lesson falls during the year.


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • a listening assessment
  • a song lyrics activity
  • two story-based readings that can be used as reading assessments
  • a 91-slide slideshow reading about El Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad
  • two authentic video-based activities
  • two additional video-based readings
  • an infographic activity
  • two writing assessment options
  • a cross-curricular, cultural math worksheet using shopping ads
  • answer keys
  • 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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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 tried this unit before jumping all the way in to using SOMOS and I was so happy with it! My students were more engaged than every before and their abilities by the end of this unit were an extremely pleasant surprise! 

  • Great resource around the holidays. My students always get a laugh with the singing of the numbers.

    Michael E.
  • I liked this resource but it was a little confusing jumping to the different pages. However, I did appreciate having two strands to choose from - the whole unit or just the Christmas Lottery part. 

    Sarah Fowler
  • This set I have used to engage students with specific topics. When we talk about shopping and describe expensive and inexpenisve. During Christmas, students often just want to know "how do you say..." and I find the activities here help to put things in context and are more engaging than a list of vocabulary. 

    Julie C.
  • The detailed description of the Spanish Christmas Lottery is great! My students fav part was the videos of the students singing and rehearsing for the live show. So engaging!

    Erica M.

Somos 1 Unit 25


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