After a huge tree crashes to the ground during a winter storm, ten year old Ellie and her new friend, Ricky, explore the forest where Ellie lives Together, they learn how trees provide habitat for plants and animals high in the forest canopy, down among mossy old logs, and deep in the pools of a stream The plants, insects, birds, and mammals they discover come to life in colored pen and ink drawings.An engaging blend of science and storytelling, Ellies Log also features Pages from Ellies own field notebook, which provide a model for recording observations in nature Ellies advice to readers for keeping a field notebook Ellies book recommendations Online resources for readers and teachersincluding a Teachers Guideare available at ellieslog.org....
|Title||:||Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell|
|Publisher||:||Oregon State University Press 1 edition April 1, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
|File Size||:||868 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell Reviews
I bought Ellie's Log as a gift for my grandchildren. My granddaughter, Erin, is almost 9. I received this note from her mom: "Just thought I'd let you know that Erin read two chapters in the "Ellie's Log" book last night. And today she was exploring the backyard and taking down notes in a sketch book. She is inspired!"
I've given this book to many kids and they've all loved it! I like creating a bunch of little backyard naturalists!
part of a great series of chapter books exploring science and natural history through the experience of journal keeping
A wonderful and articulate book for older children (and some adults) on the natural world and how to learn more from it. Never talks down to the reader and portrays the natural setting beautifully. As important it shows the reader techniques to question and answer why things are the way they are in the forest. WM
As a Talk About Trees facilitator I totally enjoyed this book. It is absolutely great and the drawings in
Awesome book that I will use as a classroom theme this year. It's easy to build STEM lessons within the context of the book. I'm looking forward to the start of a new school year!
Eleven-year-old Ellie lives in a Pacific Northwest forest with her dad, who is the forest manager, and her mom, who is a researcher at the local university. Together with her new friend Ricky, she explores the forest around her and learns about the plant and animal life that can be found there if you just spend time looking for it.
Ellie's Log is a wonderful book. My daughter is inspired by the artwork and journal keeping. It is a beautifully illustrated and inspiring book. My daughter's school implements Expeditionary Learning and this book would be a great addition to their library.