Dewey Decimal System Presentation by Kim Sciandra Summer 2010 This presentation is designed to introduce fifth grade students to the Dewey Decimal System. By teaching students how to utilize the Dewey Decimal System to locate books on different subjects this presentation supports the “Reading Across the Curriculum” standard. This presentation also recommends books that can assist students with mastering several Georgia Standards from various subjects. Dewey Decimal System Organize library books Easy to use Helps you find a book (Microsoft Office Online, 2010) Librarian Great Organizer Dewey System used by libraries all over the world (Mimi’s Motifs, 2010) Books assigned Call Numbers based on subjects Call Numbers placed on Book Spine Books placed on shelf in Call Number order (Microsoft Office Online, 2010) BOOK SPINE 250 AIE CALL NUMBERS 375 DIT 525 IEP 750 SEP Number order 920 TIE Eureka! Dewey asked questions Answers to questions = subjects 10 questions = 10 main subjects (Jefferson County Library District, 2010) Philosophy and Psychology 100 – 199 Ideas and feelings people have Aliens and ghosts have feelings, too! 133.1 COH 152.4 Ali 158 TES (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Religion 200 – 299 All religions, churches Greek and Roman mythology 291 BRO (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) 292 LOW Social Sciences 300 – 399 Thinking about other people Government, Folktales, Scary Stories 398 GIB Book Review 342.7308 HAM (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Languages 400 – 499 Languages from around the world (Microsoft Office Online, 2010) 468.6 COL 423.1 BOL 423 GRI (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Science 500 – 599 Nature, animals, weather, space 520 OSB 550 GIB Book Review 507 VEC (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Applied Science 600 – 699 How things work Cars, Pets, Computers Building, Cooking, Fixing Book Review 636.7 GEO 629.04 BOS Book Review 609 CLE (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Arts and Recreation 700 – 799 How to have fun Drawing, Magic Tricks Sports and Games 796 SMI 794.8 CUN 743.6 MAY (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Literature 800 – 899 Story telling Riddles and Jokes Poems and Classic Books 818 PEL 812 BUR 811 KID (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) History and Geography 900 – 999 History Other places Famous People 973 YAC 979.1 TRU 973.7 MCP (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) Generalities 000 – 099 031.02 WOR Books of Facts Encyclopedias Almanacs 001.9 FAC (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010) 000 – Generalities 500 – Science 100 - Philosophy and Psychology 600 - Applied Science 700 - Arts and Recreation 200 – Religion 800 – Literature 300 - Social Sciences 400 – Languages Classification Chart 900 - History and Geography Practice Worksheet “If it weren't for Melvil Dewey, finding the books you want in the library might be as frustrating as looking for a needle in a haystack. His invention, called the Dewey Decimal System, brought muchneeded order to libraries.” ~ Valerie Guarini Dewey Games Dewey Decimal Game Lesson Plan and Instructions Call Number Ordering Tutorial and Game Huey and Louie Meet Dewey Lesson Plan with Handouts References Aliki. (1984). Feelings. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books. Bollard, J. (2002). Scholastic student thesaurus. New York, NY: Scholastic Reference. Brown, A. and Langley, A. (1999). What I believe. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press. Burdett, L. (1998). Romeo and Juliet for kids. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. Clements, G. (1994). The Picture history of great inventors. New York, NY: A. Knopf. Cohen, D. (1994). Young Ghosts. New York, NY: Cobblehill Books. Colyer, P. (1994). I can read Spanish : My first English-Spanish word book. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press. Cunningham, K. (2009). Video game designer. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake. References George, J.C. (2000). How to talk to your dog. New York, NY: HarperCollins. 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