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Somos 1 Unit 8

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This lesson plan bundle includes everything needed to teach an 8 day unit about the Latin influence on the American diet.


  • busca
  • encuentra
  • sabes


  • instructions for introducing vocabulary
  • a song activity and reading
  • a communicative activity
  • a story script
  • daily warm-ups
  • post-story activities
  • a news article
  • an Edpuzzle resource connecting to the news article
  • a cultural reading assessment
  • two infographics with discussion questions
  • six slides that describe traditional latin dishes with discussion questions and notes sheet with comprehension questions
  • a two-day optional extension with readings and #authres to learn about Elote (product can be purchased separately)--use now or save for later!
  • suggestions for additional activities
  • answer keys
  • detailed lesson plans
  • a 87 slide slideshow
  • 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
  • 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
  • I adapted this to use for my 5th graders, who already have a pretty wide variety of food-related vocab under their belt. They loved learning about specific dishes eaten throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

    Samantha S.
  • Great resource. Everything is planned to the last detail. You can do the entire thing or pick and chose what best fits your classroom. 

    Alexandra T.
  • This resource is fantastic! I purchased the whole SOMOS Flex curriculum, but wanted to try out the standard SOMOS, since we have all headed back in person. I am thrilled with the variety of the curriculum, from cloze activities, to songs, and a gazillion activities, this curriculum is awesome!

    Joelle T.
  • This is a fantastic resource to get students thinking more in-depth about topics related to food. My students loved learning about traditional foods from other cultures and discussing which foods they would like to try. This is a great resource because it includes a lot of reading.

    Jacquelyn Ravlin-Liu
  • This is BY FAR my favorite Unit. I could spend SO MUCH TIME working with these resources! The students love it and all the activities and I am SO passionate talking about food that it's just a win-win.

    Silvia Perera

Somos 1 Unit 8


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