Is there any way to assign stories for assignments? I find the stories to be the most engaging and effective, but the only options I see for assignments are just generic xp (by any means), or specific skills. I would really like to be able to assign stories in general, or specific stories.
You might try the advice in
When I assign Stories, since they aren't linked to the XP assignments yet, I have them send me a screen shot of the golden icon.
But perhaps you want to play around with something else. Here's a link to all the sound files and scripts. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/36691441. If I feel like jumping around to a story that my students haven't unlocked yet, I give my students the sound file, the script, a word bank, a writing prompt, and a game. (For example, print out the script and slice it up, and then see if you can put it back into order. Go check out what we're working on there!
Hope this helps!