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Somos 2 Unit 1

The Somos Curriculum for Intermediate learners

Intermediate (Levels 2-4)
15 Pages

This unit is about laying a solid foundation in the past tenses for a year of rich, student-centered, comprehension-based instruction. While originally designed to start the year in a Level 2 Spanish course, the four lessons included in this unit can be scattered throughout a Level 1 or 2 course in order to expose students to contextualized input in the past tense.

The four lessons included each span several days:

  1. WENT card talk
  2. The Lion and the Zebra fable
  3. Rumor Has It discussion activity
  4. Caesar Sentences Card Talk

If you are following the SOMOS Spanish 2 curriculum, the next unit that you teach will be Unit 2: La muchacha y la ardilla to target regular preterite -ar verbs

  • This was a great way to introduce narration in the past and saved so much time. My students love to engage with authentic resources. 

  • Purchased to introduce past tense with the card talk that is included. Worked great!

    Melissa B.
  • Fantastic! Gives me so many ideas on how to break up & provide flexibility in my "preterite" unit. Thanks!!

  • Best story is Cebra y Leon! They really enjoyed reading that and us acting it out in class was very effective.

    Kate M.
  • This really helped my class get into the past tense! I was preparing for us to do our first novel study and accompanied it with teaching "habia" and "era" and it made a HUGE difference! 

    Abbey Allison

Somos 2 Unit 1


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