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Somos 1 Unit 4

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

Everything you need to teach an 9-day unit that facilitates exploration of school subjects, professions, universities in Spanish speaking countries, and the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?".


  • habla
  • quiere ser
  • toma


  • daily warm-ups
  • instructions for introducing the vocabulary
  • a story script
  • two #authres song activities
  • story activities
  • two versions of a reading in Spanish about universities in Spanish speaking countries
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
  • a writing practice activity
  • a webquest
  • a cooperative learning activity
  • an #authres Infograph activity
  • a reading assessment
  • an optional writing assessment
  • a slideshow
  • a hidden talent quiz (reading based, slideshow format)
  • answer keys
  • detailed lesson plans
  • a unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation


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
  • This is one of my FAVORITE LESSONS from The Comprehensible Classroom!!! The readings are fantastic and I always love the Cultural aspects that are incorporated! This unit really got my Spanish I students thinking about their futures!!

    Karen W.
  • My students enjoyed this unit. It led to a lesson on classes and talking about which classes we like/dislike. We especially enjoyed the university assignment at the end. 

    Mary C.
  • I love using all of Martin's products! They are engaging, low prep and comprehensible at all levels. I used this to supplement Somos Flex. It worked perfectly for me and my students. Gracias, Martina!

    Peggy B.
  • I used this as a precursor to a speaking project. Buying this unit for the song by Nubeluz alone was worth it! So catchy! And comical 

    Allison R.
  • Not only has SOMOS curriculum proven to maintain my kiddos engaged, but their ACQUISITION has gone through the roof in comparison to my old ways. Love them!

    Alma M.

Somos 1 Unit 4


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