In a comment made in reply to this posting thread,
Heidita made this observation
Why don't you try use some easy texts to start with? Have you tried graded reading?
My questions are:
Where can I find more information on this approach. It sounds like something I could do on a day to day basis to some good personal advantage and personal reward?
Is there a web site or a reference source here on SpanishDict.com or any other place where I could get a list of books, magazines or newspapers that would lend themselves to graded reading?
It is an interesting idea and like a child, I just want to ask, "Can you tell me more'" I really dont even know what would be good questions to ask here so please direct me to as much information as possible.
Thanks for any help.
HI Moe, I was not sure I could actually find something on the web, as i was thinking about real books, but i did find graded reading here. this seems to be a very good place, three grades:
Click on the "inicial"
Or this one.
You could try this one it has some short stories English and Spanish in parallel.
Thanks so much, Heidita, for posting this website! I am currently reading a book in the "storyteller's series" (Ladrón de la Mente) --a series of graded reading for students of spanish. Moe, I think you could find these on Amazon. Also, in my city, there is a newstand that carries popular magazines in Spanish (National Geographic, Prevention, and the OAS journal). I find it very helpful to read the magazines since the article and advertisements are in everyday Spanish.
Heidi, this site is AWESOME!! Thank you very much for posting it!