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Somos 1 Unit 3 FLEX

Hybrid curriculum for Novice Spanish: Use for Sub plans, Absent work, Make-up, and Paperless assignments

Beginner (Level 1), Novice (Levels 1-2)
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This is the Flex Learning equivalent of the original Somos 1 Unit 3 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

Core Vocabulary:

  • nunca cierra
  • abre
  • son las [ocho]


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Lesson Plan Details: 

Each set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 7 days of instruction plus supplemental/enrichment materials. Lesson plans and materials are provided for FOUR (4) synchronized learning strands in order to streamline planning:

  • TRADITIONAL: for daily classroom instruction
  • HYBRID: for instruction that alternates between synchronous classroom or remote instruction and asynchronous virtual assignments
  • VIRTUAL: for fully asynchronous instruction
  • PRINT ONLY: for students learning from home without Internet access

All learning strands are fully synchronized so that all students in the course will be working through the same material, at the same pace, regardless of the instructional strand that they have chosen.


The Somos Flex plans offer a simplified version of the lessons from the original SOMOS Curriculum. Somos Flex was originally created for teachers who were juggling multiple strands of learners during the pandemic, including learners in virtual spaces. It was valuable to keep the content more consistent and predictable for both the teacher and the student. 

The original Somos plans include a much wider variety of activities and go more in-depth with cultural exploration. Somos Flex is formulaic and streamlined, so that neither you nor your learners are trying to figure out how to do new activities and use new tools in each unit. While this is ideal for hybrid instructional models especially, the Original Somos curriculum offers a much richer, more personalized language learning experience.

Teachers that already own The Somos Curriculum can use these materials to meet the needs of learners in less traditional instructional settings (hybrid, fully asynchronous, etc.) and to differentiate to better meet the needs of all of their learners, regardless of instructional setting. The Flex materials provide opportunities to extend content from the original curriculum, alternatives to replace activities or stories that don't fit the needs of your program and your personality, and material for make-up work and sub plans.

Teachers that do not already own the original Somos Curriculum may choose to purchase only the Flex plans if they have online or virtual learners. The Flex plans are not dependent on the original plans in any way. Purchasing both the original Somos materials and the Flex plans will allow teachers to access the full depth of the curriculum and maximum differentiation.

  • To learn more about Somos Flex vs. Somos Original check out this article
  • 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
  • Great companion resources to the regular Somos unit. Also very helpful for students who miss quite a bit of school to work on at home.

    Laureen Peelen
  • Love using SOMOS with my students! Very teacher friendly. They have everything detailed. Thank you!

    Leslie L.
  • Great addition to the print materials from the original unit. I love that I can print out additional copies from the readings and have them ready for makeup work, or sub plans!

    Monica J.
  • My students love the Somos program! I'm a first year teacher and wanted to base my teachings on Comprehensible input with the occasional grammar pieces and these have been so helpful! Everything is laid out well and there is variety in what you can ultimately do!

    Daniela Z.
  • Somos is amazing for my students and for me. I love that everything is ready to go. I can adapt as needed, but I'm no longer spending hours planning curriculum. Los animales de Joe was hysterical, too. My students loved it, and any time my students are enjoying learning, I am extremely happy!

    Shelley B.

Somos 1 Unit 3 FLEX


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