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Somos 2 Unit 5 FLEX

Hybrid curriculum for Intermediate Spanish: Use for Sub plans, Absent work, Make-up, and Paperless assignments

Intermediate (Levels 2-4), Novice (Levels 1-2)
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This is the Flex Learning equivalent of SOMOS 2 Unit 5. This set of SOMOS Flex Plans includes lesson plans and materials for 8 days of instruction plus a simple presentational 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 Flex unit features a slightly different format than the previous six units. We continue to adapt our materials to meet the changing needs of teachers in 2020-2021.


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.

  • Now that we've been back in the building I still find myself using the flex because it's so easy to put into Google Class!

    Margaret Gillen
  • Another AMAZING flex unit! We had a lot of fun building stories with this particular unit. Thank you!

    Beth L.
  • The FLEX units are such a lifesaver! They are so organized and visually-stunning! Students like the activities. The ONE thing I might say is that if you have all of the FLEX units, the activities can get a little repetitive and it would be nice to have some things switched up from time to time. They save so much time, though, that it is pretty easy to use materials I already have to change it up and keep it novel. Thank you! 

    Reilly F.
  • I love using these resources to pair with the traditional Somos curriculum. It helps a lot with absent students, etc. Thank you for creating these!

    Jessica P.
  • The flex units have been life savers this year! I have a class full of face to face students plus learners who are remoting in. These lessons make it easy to reach EVERYONE. I LOVED the addition of the three pigs story to this unit. We got a ton of mileage out of telling and retelling that story! You are the best.

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Somos 2 Unit 5 FLEX


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