"I am pleased to recommend French Sounds as an instructional tool for use in the French classroom or at home with parents.
I was introduced to Jen and the patented Watermelonworks™ method in 2011. It is a great method for teaching students how to read, write and speak French.
Watermelonworks™ is a platform for language learning that levels the playing field for all students.
After 15+ years of research and testing, Jen has created a stellar program that can be used at home or in the classroom. It takes the basic building blocks of language by breaking the language apart into sounds, allowing users to then mix up the phonemes to practice reading, speaking and writing.
My students love using it, as it is fun, motivating and challenging. It also builds confidence and reaps sustainable results. The game style platform is available digitally and in a traditional board game form which supports multiple learning styles.
Watermelonworks™ is a must for any French Second Language curriculum."
Sylvia Duckworth, Core French Teacher,
Crescent School,Toronto, ON
to all who took the time to write a testimonial for Watermelonworks™ French Sounds resources.
I am humbled and honoured by you all.
If you would like to write a testimonial, please feel free to contact me and send your message on how you use French Sounds.
"Our seven year old was in a French Immersion program and was struggling with reading. A teacher suggested WatermelonWorks™, and today he is a solid "B" student in grade 9 at a French First Language school. We credit Watermelonworks™' fun approach to learning for his success."
-- Karen H., Mom (2008)
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I thought you all should know my son will graduate grade 12 with honours in a French first language school tomorrow.
The kid who people said would never make it in a French immersion program. Watermelonworks™ made it possible!
--Karen H. Mom, June 25, 2012
I have used French Sounds with one-on-one tutoring, small-group instruction, and whole-class instruction, and I love its simplicity and effectiveness. It fits well into station or workshop teaching models.
Kids have begged me to play "the sound game" and love combining tricky vowel sounds with consonants to make funny-sounding words...often without realizing their grasp of French sounds is increasing!
I highly recommend this product.
This is what is missing.
- Claudette Landry,
TfS - Toronto French School
(quote at OMLTA Fall 2015)
"In using this tool many of the students referred for tutoring have improved in recalling phonemic sounds and gained great confidence in their reading skills."
-- Elly, HFCS, Teacher, TVDSB
My grade 1 French immersion students love "le jeu des consonnes". We use it as part of our Daily 5 activities.
gr 1. FI, St. Cecilia, TCDSB
I am so excited to have this for the classroom. Your workshop was fantastic!
Grades 6/7/8 & French
Timothy Christian School French Program
"Love your app & sound games!"
Amy Murray, SERT
UGDSB - Upper Grand DSB
I bought this product (both packages) at an #OMLTA conference a few years ago. It's an excellent warm-up for my grade 2 French immersion class.
St. Cecilia, TCDSB
@jen_jinks "@Watermelonworks I have enjoyed your app."
Oct 17 2016
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