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1 This presentation is designed as an introduction to the Dewey Decimal System for third and fourth grade students. After the presentation, students will have a better understanding of how non-fiction books are organized in a Media Center. Students will be able to locate books for information and pleasure. Scope

2 Dewey Decimal Classification

3 Why Study the DDC? We will look at the Dewey Decimal Classification System to learn how materials are organized in the Media Center. This will help you to know where to find materials you need for class and for pleasure reading.

4 Review - What is Fiction? Made-up stories Stories that are not real Most have call number starting with FIC (for Fiction) Some fiction is located in the 398 and 811 sections of the Dewey Decimal System BAR 811 JOS FIC LEV

5 What is Non-Fiction? Books that tell you about real things Books that give facts Information about different subjects such as plants, space, dolphins

6 What is Non-Fiction? Folktales, fairy tales and poetry are considered non-fiction even though they aren’t true Subject of book determines what its call number is

7 Meet Melvil Dewey Born in 1851 Father taught him to make shoes and boots by hand Very good at math (could solve problems in his head)

8 Meet Melvil Dewey Started working on the system at 21 as a library clerk in college Helped start the American Library Association in 1876 Died in 1931

9 Dewey Decimal System Created by Melvil Dewey in 1872 Most widely used system in the world System for putting books together by subject 10 different divisions (or sections) Makes it easier to find what you are looking for.

10 Dewey Decimal System Arranged from lowest number (000) to highest number (999) –150.2 –200.5 – Arranged alphabetically if call number is the same –150 Arb –150 Bre –150 Thu

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12 Generalities Books with many subjects all in one Encyclopedias, Book of Knowledge, etc Books on the newspaper and reporting Click here Click here to look up some books using Destiny!

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14 Philosophy Books on feelings, thoughts and ideas Books on how to study and self-improvement 128 BUS FOW

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16 Religion All the ideas of religion What different religions believe 200 LAN LAT 292 McC

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18 Social Sciences Books about laws and government Customs of different countries Books about the holidays Folk Tales and Fairy Tales CAT CHO CLI

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20 Languages Books about foreign languages such as Spanish, French, German, etc. English Grammar Thesauri Dictionaries REF WEB

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22 Natural Sciences & Mathematics Mathematics Astronomy (study of space, stars, and planets) Birds Plants Wild animals (including dinosaurs) PLU COL SIM

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24 Technology Satellites, Space ships, Cars, Motorcycles Making Electronic Gadgets How things work Care of pets Medicine Cookbooks DOE PET

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26 The Arts & Sports Sports Music Arts and Crafts Painting and Drawing 796 Ham

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28 Literature Short Stories Plays Poems Riddle & Joke Books 812 ADO 811 SIL

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30 Geography & History History (wars, countries, groups of people) Travel Geography (atlases) 912 ATL 973 BEA

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32 Biographies True Story about the life of a person (written by someone else). We use B as a call number at our school. Dewey Number for biographies is 921. Autobiography – person writes the story of her own life. B AAR

33 Reference Can cover all Dewey areas. The call number starts with REF. Books may be checked out overnight with special permission. Usually expensive sets or one of a kind.

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35 Dewey Decimal System General Works Philosophy & Psychology Religion Social Sciences Languages Natural Science & Mathematics Technology (Applied Science) Fine Arts and Sports Literature Geography & History

36 Dewey Activities Library Skills Game The Dewey Decimal Game by Eleanor SchusterThe Dewey Decimal Game Dewey Decimal Review Game Let’s Do Dewey Dewey Games and Flashcards

37 Adorjan, C. M. (1988). WKID: easy radio plays. Niles, IL: A. Whitman. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Barton, B. (1991). The three bears. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Bealer, A.W. (1996). Only the names remain: the Cherokees and the Trail of Tears. New York: Little, Brown. Buscaglia, L.F. (1982). The fall of Freddie the leaf: a story of life for all ages. Thorofare, NJ: C.B. Slack. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Catrow, D. (2002). We the kids: the preamble to the Constitution of the United States. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Sources

38 Chocolate, D.M. (1992). My first Kwanzaa book. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Climo, S. (1992). The Egyptian Cinderella. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Cole, J. (1990). The magic school bus lost in the solar system. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Cole, J. (1990). The magic school bus lost in the solar system. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from AN= &itm=1 AN= &itm=1 Delafosse, C. (1996). Atlas of countries. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from

39 Doeden, M. (2005). Sports cars. Mankato, Minnesota: Capstone Press. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Findlay, D. (2005). Digging into Dewey. Atkinson, Wisconsin: Upstart Books. Fowler, A. (1991). Feeling things. Chicago: Childrens Press. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Georgia Department of Education: Georgia Standards. (2006). Retrieved March 20, 2012 from Georgia Department of Education. QCC Standards & Resources. (2005). Retrieved March 20, 2012 from

40 Hammond, T. (1988). Sports. New York: Knopf. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Hopkins, J.M. (2006). The shelf elf helps out. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: Upstart Books. Joseph, L. (1992). Coconut kind of day: island poems. New York: Puffin Books. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Langley, M. (1996). Religion. New York: A.A. Knopf. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Lathrop, D.P. (1987). Animals of the Bible: a picture book. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Levine, G.C. (1997). Ella enchanted. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from

41 Levine, G.C. (1997). Ella enchanted. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from AN= &itm=2 AN= &itm=2 McCaughrean, G. (1993). Greek myths. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from McCaughrean, G. (1993). Greek myths. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from AN= &itm=6 AN= &itm=6 Merriam-Webster (1989). Merriam-Webster’s school thesaurus. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Microsoft office online: clipart and media. (2007). Retrieved March 20, 2012, from L L

42 Miller, P. (2003). Stretchy library lessons: Library skills. Atkinson, Wisconsin: Upstart Books. Petersen-Fleming, J. (1994). Puppy care and critters, too. New York: Tambourine Books. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Pluckrose, H.A. (1995). Numbers. Chicago, IL: Childrens Press. Retrieved Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Silverstein, S. (1974). Where the sidewalk ends: the poems & drawings. New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Simon, S. (1990). New questions and answers about dinosaurs. New York: Morrow Junior Books. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Taylor, P., Brinkmeyer, K. & Brinkmeyer, S. (2001). Dewey & the decimals. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: Alleyside Press.


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