Alfie the Apostrophe

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Alfie the Apostrophe
  • Moira Rose Donohue
  • English
  • 15 July 2017
  • 9780807502556

About the Author: Moira Rose Donohue

www.moirarosedonohue.net


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10 thoughts on “Alfie the Apostrophe

  1. Mandy Robek says:

    This book gave a great visual for understanding how an apostrophe is used to omit letters in contractions My students really enjoyed the storyline of being nervous and trying something uncomfortable.

  2. ConnieLettow says:

    Cute story about punctuation marks having a talent show Alfie practices all summer and wins the show.

  3. Lauren Innes says:

    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 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 some English convention magic tricks along the way 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 The book s simplicity combined with its candid illustrations undoubtedly go a long way in holding onto reader interest While suitable for the primary grades in terms of vocabulary and comprehension, the content also addresses some complicated language conventions concepts, which would be of value to the upper elementary grades as well For example, the book demonstrates both ways in which apostrophes are utilized, to show possession and to compose contractions Additionally, it provides a quick, yet thorough review of some other punctuation roles, such as exclama...

  4. Kellee Hao says:

    Alfie the Apostrophe demonstrates ways to encourage students to not be afraid of a competition and think better of themselves Not only that it shows ways of how fear can be conquered, doubts can be overturned, but it also teaches lessons on punctuation Along from learning about apostrophes, other puncation marks are included Th...

  5. Rebecca Murphy says:

    Alfie the Apostrophe is cute read with a lesson about the many different talents each of us has as an individual I thought this may be useful in teaching about possessive nouns, but this subject is not addressed until the end of the book It would be 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 knowledg...

  6. Terry says:

    What a great way to help kids with punctuation The story is clever, each punctuation mark character is true to their personality, and kids get a chance to see them in action It was nice to have some history to the origins of the name, too I would like to have seen an appendix with ...

  7. Hope Johnson says:

    This book was a great way to help children explore the different types of punctuation Each punctuation mark has a chance to perform and explain their purpose If children are having difficulty with punctuation this boo...

  8. Sarah says:

    This book is a wonderful teaching tool to teach about the job of apostrophes and other punctuation marks It teaches why apostrophes are necessary and how they can be used in multiply ways It also emphasizes that commas and apostrophes are different This is a delightful sho...

  9. Nancy says:

    I used this book on a lesson about contractions In the book, Alfie is nervous because he doesn t think he will do well at the talent show He is having a hard time with one of his tricks Alfie steals the show with his magic tricks making contractions and possessives The ...

  10. Kelli Dana says:

    This book is wonderful for teaching children grammar, writing rules It is especially good for a grammar review of all the writing rules This book explains multiple grammar rules all in while are portrayed in a fun, child friendly story A good lead into a writing lesson great mini less...