https://www.duolingo.com/rodent3

Story idea

I am a native English speaker learning Spanish. At each level there are some words that one is supposed to know. I was thinking that it would be interesting to read a story written with just those words. I would be willing to write a story in English, at some particular level (for people learning English) if I there was interest in such an idea. I would of course need the list of words. Any thoughts on this idea?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rodent3

Thank you for all the feedback! My thinking is that the list of words would come from Duolingo. Just as there are articles to translate (which I cannot do because my ability is too poor), there could be lists of words for say French level 6 (French speakers learning English). Then an English speaker writes a story using just those level 6 words.

It is true, as pointed out by vcel10 that stories already exist and I did try to read some (in Spanish) but kept finding that I was going to the dictionary every few sentences. Probably I had stories at the wrong level. I suppose it is really up to Duolingo if they want to implement this idea.

Thanks again!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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Where would that list of words come from?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Presumably whoever wanted the story would give the list of words to whoever was writing it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

This is a good idea especially for review. If we could read a story each day we would be exposed to those words each day which would reinforce our vocabulary.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/guyhoschke

Good idea.

2 years ago

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I like this idea!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Why reinvent the wheel?

Sounds like a good idea, but there are many resources online/offline that contains frequently used words, sight words, words you're supposed to know within a story.

Need a list? Hay muchas palabras de alta frecuencia en lĂ­nea.

Plaza Sesamo and many other programs cover this. Apps like Endless Spanish cover many sight words with fun animations in an exciting and fun way and in context.

There are some more challenging stories like this one.

and really basic stories like this one.

or even the free "A First Spanish Reader"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rob2042

True, there are many resources but rodent3 is suggesting the use of the words we are taught in duolingo. I have faulted duolingo before for not offering more words but I now believe it is intentional so as not to overwhelm the new learner. A story using duolingo`s chosen words makes sense and I am all for it. I still fault duolingo for not offering more words for those of us who have completed the tree but that is something I hope duolingo is in the process of correcting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FairlandHippie

This sounds like a neat idea, and would be neat in other languages (using their tree vocabularies) as well.

2 years ago
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