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Somos 1 Unit 7

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This unit for Spanish 1 is designed to help your students acquire language through narrative and cultural exploration. Unit 7 of The Somos Curriculum, it builds on the language that students have acquired in previous units or can be paired with different curricula to enrich student learning.


  • lo ayuda
  • simpático
  • tienes que
  • no puede


Los castells de Tarragona


  • discussion activities
  • a story script
  • story activities
  • a song activity
  • games
  • a writing assessment
  • a reading assessment
  • discussion activities about castells
  • three leveled readings about the castells
  • video-based activities about castells
  • a listening activity about castells
  • Editable, Google Slides slideshows
  • answer keys
  • detailed lesson plans
  • a complete unit overview with abbreviated daily plans, can-do statements, World Readiness standards, Common Core alignment, AP themes, Essential questions, and Proficiency Orientation

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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
  • 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
  • My students loved learning about the towers and really enjoyed being able to watch the video at the end of the unit. Everything was appropriate in this unit and I appreciate that. 

    Jenny P.
  • I really enjoy getting to bring these cultural units into my classroom. They engage the students well and often I learn something new while they begin to master new structures. 

    Kate M.
  • I love the way this curriculum weaves together stories to make vocabulary learning easy and natural. I've been using the SOMOS Flex curriculum for my homeschooled students, but the regular curriculum adds extra fun, interest, and exposure in the classroom. With this unit, I LOVE the material on the Castells of Tarragona - and so do my students!

    Deanna M.
  • I love using the traditional SOMOS plans and this one is no exception. This unit offers great stories to teach the Core vocabulary and the cultural element. These plans have clear instructions and provide rich content for language learners.

    Maria T.
  • I LOVE this unit! THe best one yet. My students have found this super engaging, and some of the kids have even been watching Castells videos on their own time. Again, I am so impressed at how well they are learning and using the vocabulary.

    Jennifer D.

Somos 1 Unit 7


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