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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Apr 03, Lauren Innes rated it really liked it Shelves: Students could then perform their revised punctuation acts to their fellow classmates. Feb 21, Sarah Kiesche rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Want to Read saving…. Trivia About Alfie the Apostrophe. This book could also be acted out, allowing each child to chose a punctuation mark to explain to the rest of the class what they do. I would use this for 1st-3rd grade. To ask other readers questions about Alfie the Apostropheplease sign up. Alfie the Apostrophe by Moira Rose Donohue is a charming and clever way to teach students the importance of the apostrophe.

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Mar 17, Ashley Lewis rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the book, Alfie is nervous because he doesn’t think he will do well at the talent show. Will all of Alfie’s apostropeh pay off? This is a delightful short story that is sure to help any child enjoy learning about English.

altie Great for lesson on apostrophes!! I thought this may be useful apoxtrophe teaching about possessive nouns, but this subject is not addressed until the end of the book. Not only does it teach them how to use apostrophes and other punctuation marks; it also teaches them the moral of being confident and being proud of what makes them different from anyone else. I also liked how the author included all the other language arts expressions. Apr 14, Deanna rated it liked it Aposrtophe This is an entertaining book that uses legitimate information about what an apostrophe is along with other types of punctuation.


Aug 21, Kellee Hao rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Whether serving as an introductory hook or a review read, the book contains alfiie is necessary to serve its academic purpose while also demonstrates a sweet fictional tale of a personified apostrophe who is still trying to find himself and what he stands for, something elementary students from kindergarten through sixth would indubitably enjoy.

Mar 23, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: While this activity would reinforce the story’s plot and also the language conventions that were indirectly addressed, it would also give students the chance to tap into their creativity, exercise their bodily-kinesthetic modality, and practice their teamwork skills.

Obviously, this books directly correlates to the language arts subject in terms of addressing the various punctuation marks. This book gave a great visual for understanding how an apostrophe is used to omit alrie in contractions. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Post-reading,students could be prompted to 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.

This is a cute book about a talent show with punctuation. Other books in this series. But mostly I write nonfiction for children. Also, the pictures are detailed and colorful.


Can he make it into the punctuation-mark talent show? I believe I will use this in aalfie LA lesson his week as a review for contractions! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. This book would be great for tracing punctuations! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alfie has to perform a magic trickand he’s nervous. Along from learning about apostrophes, other puncation marks are included. Even though this book focuses in on the use of the apostrophe, it also speaks on other punctuation marks.


Lucy and the Bully Claire Alexander. This is a appostrophe start off book for students to read when apostropje are being confused and are struggling about punctuations marks. This book is a wonderful teaching tool to teach about the job of apostrophes and other punctuation marks. Hardcover32 pages.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Cute story of a slfie show. It also emphasizes that commas and apostrophes are different. Apr 21, Bailey added it. To read our full review complete with the kids’ opinions!

It would be more appropriate to use this to introduce contractions; however, the focus does alie seem to be teaching how to properly use apostrophes, so I would likely use this with children who already have a foundation of knowledge on the topic, but it’s a cute and fun story to enjoy at this point in understanding.

Shows how other punctions are used but focuses on apostrophes, can help writers see the use and understand better. Feb 13, Nancy rated it liked it.

Marie from Paris Francoise Sabatier-Morel. Furthermore, I would certainly deem Alfie the Apostrophe to be a teachable book.

Sep 15, Caroline Petty rated it really liked it Shelves: It would be more appropriate to use this to introduce contractions; however, the focus does not seem to be teaching how to properly use apostrophes, so I would likely use this with children who already have a foundation of knowledge on the topic, but it’s a “Alfie the Apostrophe” is cute read with a lesson about the many different talents each of us has as an individual.