Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous. Can he make it into the punctuation-mark talent show? There’s plenty of competition. Question marks tell riddles;. written by Moira Rose Donohue illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi. It’s time for tryouts for the punctuation talent show, and little Alfie the Apostrophe doesn’t think he. Alfie the Apostrophe is eating dinner the evening before the punctuation talent show and he is not a happy punctuation mark. How can he compete with the.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Marie from Paris Francoise Sabatier-Morel. My students really enjoyed the storyline of being nervous and trying something uncomfortable.

Alfie the Apostrophe by Moira Rose Donohue

Mar 19, Kathy Erskine rated it it was amazing. Aug 21, Kellee Hao rated it really liked it Shelves: What a great way to aostrophe kids with alfke We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. This book is really clever and a fun way to alfiie. Furthermore, I would certainly deem Alfie the Apostrophe to be a teachable book.

In the book, Alfie is nervous because he doesn’t think he will do well at the talent show. Sep 15, Caroline Petty rated it really liked it Shelves: It also emphasizes that commas and apostrophes are different. From this book, students could be introduced to the various roles of punctuation marks, or the book could be presented and utilized as a review.

He is having a hard time with one of his tricks. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? I also liked how the author included all the other language arts expressions. Jan 25, Sha-Quita Jordan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is a wonderful teaching tool to teach about the job of apostrophes and other punctuation marks.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Also, the pictures are detailed and colorful. This book is good to aid a teacher in a lesson about apostrophes and punctuation.

For example, the book demonstrates both ways in which apostrophes are utilized, to show possession and apostrophr compose contractions. Theo’s Mood Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Apr 13, Taleda Crafter rated it it was amazing.

Alfie the Apostrophe

Shows how other punctions are used but focuses on apostrophes, can help writers see the use and understand better. Such a great book with vivid illustrations! Not only that it shows ways of how fear can be conquered, doubts can be overturned, but it also teaches lessons on punctuation!

Description Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous. Nov 15, Beckie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I highly recommend this book to teachers everywhere. I now live in northern VA and spend my winters in St.

Great for lesson on apostrophes!! Kids will definitely remember how to use an apostrophe after they read about adorable little Alfie!

After some internal struggle in regards to his ability to contract his skills and possess his performance, Alfie manages to top all the other punctuation and steal the show, as well as make It’s time for the annual punctuation talent show, and Alfie the Apostrophe is feeling anything but exclamatory, and actually quite questionable about whether or not he can pull off his act, which he’s convinced won’t even begin to compare to the exclamation point cheerleaders or the question mark pun stars.

As a potential extension activity, students could be facilitated to compose a short story that includes some of the punctuation marks that were integrated into the book. And OK, I love grammar and punctuation, too! Will all of Alfie’s practice pay off?

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I love old movies, tap dancing, dogs, opera and hockey. Any child who is either learning about or confused about apostrophes should read this book. I hope you’ll visit me at www. This book is a must have for classrooms. Sep 13, Shira Burns rated it really liked it Shelves: To read our full review complete with the kids’ opinions!


Moreover, the story addresses the similarities of commas and apostrophes in terms of appearance, which could emerge as a potential problem area for some students. Post-reading,students could be prompted thf identify the various punctuation characters that are introduced in the story, as well as describe why each character’s role in their talent show performance was fitting to him or her in terms of the real role the mark plays in sentence composition and writing.

There’s plenty of competition, but it looks as if the director, Bud Asterisk, has mistaken Alfie for a comma. To ask other readers questions about Alfie the Apostropheplease sign up. Return to Book Page.

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Even though this book focuses in on the use of the apostrophe, it also speaks on other punctuation marks. This is a very cute and educational book for children, and would also be a great tool in the classroom.

This book tells a cute little story while teaching children the role of an apostrophe I think this would be a great book for children because apostrophes can sometimes be confusing.

A book about size Robert E. Apr 03, Lauren Innes rated it really liked it Shelves: It was nice to have some history to the origins of the name, apostrohpe.

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