2818 PRE Recipe for making a nonfiction number: Numbers & Letters Numbers for subject areaFirst 3 letters of author’s last nameNumbers & Letters
3Now let’s learn more about the NUMBERS in a nonfiction call number.
4How do we know what number goes with each subject ? By using something cool called the Dewey Decimal System !
5The Dewey Decimal System is a tool used to sort books into groupsorcategories
6This system was invented by a man named Melvil Dewey.He was a librarian who lived long ago.
7Sorting books by subject, what a brilliant idea!In Melvil’s day there was no set way for library books to be organized. This made it hard for people to find the books they wanted, so Melvil started thinking and came up with a brilliant idea!!7
8There are 10 general groups for sorting ALL of the subjects He decided it would make it easier to find books if they were grouped by subject, so first he came up with 10 general groups to use for sorting all subjects.General means broad, lots of subjects will fit into each group.8
17F RIO Would this book be located in 200’s? The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson series (Book 1) by Rick Riordan
18F RIO Would this book be located in the 200s ? The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus series (Book 1) by Rick Riordan
19Books in this group tell about how people live together. 300s Social SciencesBooks in this group tell about how people live together.
20320 Government 330 Careers 340 Court System 350 Military Equipment Social Issues320 Government330 Careers340 Court System350 Military Equipment360 Environmental Issues370 Education380 Transportation390 Holidays & ScaryStories300-such as immigration and world cultures350-such as tanks, submarines, and weapons360-such as370-such as380-such as20
21Fairy tales,folk tales,tall talesand myths are also placed (or grouped) in the 300s.
34Books about dinosaurs are ALWAYS found in the 500s and have this call number: 567.9Books about snakes are ALWAYS found in the 500s and have this call number:597.96Snakes as pets:639.3Books about elephants are ALWAYS found in the 500s and have this call number:
35This group has man-made things that make the world a better place. 600s-Technology600 inventions610 human body, disease, medicine620 space ships, trains, cars, fire truck, airplanes630 pets640 cookbooks650 careers, secret codes670 paper making680 wood working690 buildingThis group has man-made things that make the world a better place.35
37Books in this group are about things we do for fun. 700s-Arts and Leisure710 art appreciation, history of art720 architecture730 origami740 drawing, crafts, sewing750 painting760 print making770 photography780 music790 sports, games, magic, camping, fishing, OlympicsBooks in this group are about things we do for fun.37
42This is the group fiction books were put in long ago when The Dewey Decimal System was first invented.
43Today we have too many fiction books in our libraries to organize them in this way, so fiction books have their own way of being organized.Today we have too many fiction books in our libraries to organize them in this way, so fiction books have their own way of being organized.43
44order, by author’s last name ! Inorder, by author’s last name !
45Books in this group tell about events and places. 900s-History/Geography900 American history by decade and century910 explorers, atlases920 flags930 archeology, ancient civilizations940 knights, castles, WWI and WWII, Europe950 Asia and Middle Eastern countries960 African countries970 North & Central American countries, Native American Tribes, American History, States980 South American countries990 Pacific Islands, AustraliaBooks in this group tell about events and places.45