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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 1 - perfect to provide you with ready-to-go sub plans, absent work, paperless assignments, and supplemental readings and activities!

Cultural Focus:

El Cucuy, El Silbón

Core Vocabulary:

  • mira
  • hacia
  • tiene miedo

About the lesson plans:

This set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 7 days of instruction plus a simple writing assessment. Lesson plans and materials are provided with instructions for FOUR (4) kinds of learners for every day in order to streamline planning:

  • IN CLASSROOM STUDENTS: for daily classroom instruction
  • LIVESTREAM AND SYNCHRONOUS STUDENTS: for students that are attending class from home, either streaming in to classroom instruction or attending classes that are led by the teacher on virtual platforms such as Zoom.
  • ASYNCHRONOUS: for students that are working independently on virtual assignments from home.
  • PRINT ONLY: for students learning remotely 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.

NOTE: This product was originally published as a set of fully asynchronous resources in the Spring of 2020. Those resources are still accessible via a link at the top of the Unit Overview page in the Unit Plans document.


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
  • I love using the flex plans along with the traditional SOMOS plans. This unit offers great stories to teach the Core vocabulary and the cultural element. Also helps for days when I have a substitute and students need asynchronous work!

    Maria T.
  • This FLEX unit is great in adding more reading and activities. My students enjoyed the stories in this unit. 

    Paula S.
  • I love having the extra activities from the FLEX units as options to complement SOMOS- they're also excellent for absent students! Thank you!

    Jessica T.
  • LOVE the flex units! I am back to teaching face to face but still use these units to supplement the traditional SOMOS. I use the flex units for absent students and for different activities if needed. Thank you!

    La Profe D
  • I just began using these resources with my students and they are saving me! They are so well done and well adapted to online, remote learning. I love the variety of the tasks, but also that content, depth, and relevancy haven't been sacrificed. Students can continue acquiring language through lots of rich comprehensible input and do it remotely! The audio support and work arounds she has provided have also worked well for me.

    Soy Profe

Somos 1 Unit 9 FLEX


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