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The Somos 2 Flex Curriculum is the Digital/Hybrid equivalent of the original Somos Level 2 Curriculum. The units are designed to support Spanish learners as they break into the Intermediate range of linguistic proficiency.
ABOUT FLEX UNITS
Each Flex unit includes lesson plans and materials for approximately seven days of instruction plus a simple summative assessment (listening, reading, or writing). Daily lesson plans and materials are provided with specific instructions for FOUR (4) kinds of learners in order to streamline your planning every day:
- 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.
SOMOS ORIGINAL OR SOMOS FLEX?
The SOMOS Flex plans offer a simplified version of the lessons from the original SOMOS Curriculum. Because many teachers are now juggling multiple strands of learners, including learners in virtual spaces, it is 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.
THE SOMOS CURRICULUM:
For more information about the SOMOS Curriculum, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the SOMOS website.
- SOMOS 1 Novice Curriculum
- SOMOS 2 Intermediate Curriculum
- SOMOS 1 Flex Curriculum (Novice)
- SOMOS 2 Flex Curriculum (Intermediate)
- Somos Original or Somos Flex?
- Comprehension-based teaching starter pack
If your district is purchasing this product for you, have them create a free TpT for schools account and purchase the license through there for seamless license handling.