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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This book was a great way to help children explore the different types of punctuation.

Nov 15, Beckie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Feb 27, Cindy rated it really liked it Shelves: Hardcover32 pages. Feb 13, Nancy rated it liked it.

Books by Moira Rose Donohue. It was nice to have some history to the origins of the name, too. And OK, I love grammar and punctuation, too!

Nov 20, Caroline Dougherty rated it really liked it. Jan 18, Hope Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: I hope you’ll visit me at www. This gives me an idea of incorporating fun activities while educating students about punctuation marks, whether it be a show and tell or a competition. While the concepts addressed may not necessarily be able to be fully broken down and narrowed in on in the primary grades, it could definitely be expanded and elaborated on in an upper elementary classroom.


Moreover, the story spostrophe the similarities of commas and apostrophes in terms of appearance, which could emerge as a potential problem area for some students. If children are having difficulty with punctuation this tye would be a great book to read and make learning about the different punctuation marks a fun experience, while still helping them understand. Description Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous.

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Good book for learning about punctuations especially apostrohes. Will You Still Love Me? This book is good to aid a teacher in a lesson about apostrophes and punctuation. Marie from Paris Francoise Sabatier-Morel. Cute story of a talent show.

This book gave a great visual for understanding how an apostrophe is used to omit letters in contractions. It’s not all about the apostrophe but it does get the jist of it.

Alfie the Apostrophe

Apr 16, Murlene rated it it was amazing Shelves: I now live in northern VA and spend my winters in St. This is a great book to use when teaching your students about punctuation. This book is really clever and a fun way to learn. Also, the pictures are detailed and aposrophe. About Moira Rose Donohue. Eva from Stockholm Isabelle Pellegrini.


To read our full review complete with the kids’ opinions! I would like to have seen an appendix with a set of thhe words for kids to see, maybe with some hints to help kids remember.

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Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous. Alfie has to perform a magic trickand he’s nervous.

In the end, readers are left applauding for Alfie’s audacity and astounded at all they have indirectly learned about the various roles of punctuation marks, from hyphens to periods.