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Somos 1 Unit 2.5

The Somos Curriculum for Novice learners

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

This unit is a new addition to the Somos 1 Curriculum. It is designed to introduce your students to cumbia as an example of the cultural diversity of Latin America within the first few weeks of Spanish 1– all in Spanish!!


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  • no puede
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  • detailed lesson plans for teaching the unit (7 days)
  • student printables
  • a slideshow with projectable warm-ups, readings, and other materials
  • answer keys for everything


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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
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  • I just started this unit today and so far the students were very engaging. I am using it with my Spanish 1 group and they are loving it. I will adapt a bit for Spanish 2 so it is more challenging.

    Carolina Ropero
  • Very easy to follow. You can pick and choose activities as you see fit to use with your classes. I loved it because there are a variety of activities. 

    Rocio R.
  • It's so nice to have a truly new unit! This makes it easier to introduce useful structures earlier, and with the right class we can have a bit of silliness acting out the vocabulary for motion used.

    Julie Ann Wearne
  • I started off the year with this unit and I was drawn to it so I could use it as a review and for its cultural component. Keep the culture coming! While this particular story and song were moderately received in class, I was able to modify the lesson. I can tell this was written with a lot of thought and attention to detail.

    Hola Mono
  • This is a really great small unit. I agree that the students should have some direct exposure to these target structures earlier in the Somos curriculum and this unit does a good job of teaching and reinforcing these structures while also teaching about culture.

    Christina Cantrell

Somos 1 Unit 2.5


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