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1 ScopeThis 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.Students will not see this slide.Students will sit at a table where I will have different pictures. Students will work in their groups to sort thepictures in a way that makes sense to them. Each group will explain how they sorted.Next, I will have students sort pictures on the Promethean Board. They can click and drag to sort the pictures into categories. Then I will move into the DDS and its arrangement. I will have pictures set up with a chart of categories that relate to the DDC system. Students will move the pictures into the correct category. I will then begin this slide show that relates to the categorizing of the items they just saw.ELA3R4 The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text. The studenta. Reads a variety of texts for information and pleasure.
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 storiesStories that are not realMost have call number starting with FIC (for Fiction)Some fiction is located in the 398 and 811 sections of the Dewey Decimal SystemFICLEVClick on Ella Enchanted for a review. Remind students that FICTION stands for books that are NOT true. Non-Fiction is for things that ARE true. You only use NO one time for each one. NON-Fiction= true, Fiction = NOT true.811 JOS398.2BAR
5 What is Non-Fiction? Books that tell you about real things Books that give factsInformation about different subjects such as plants, space, dolphinsMention things that students ask for a lot. Mrs. Jensen’s class is interested in Rocks. Mr. Perry’s class is interested in space.Mention also that it is very important to keep things in the correct order because it is difficult to find what you are looking for if someone has put it in the wrong place.
6 What is Non-Fiction?Folktales, fairy tales and poetry are considered non-fiction even though they aren’t trueSubject of book determines what its call number isThis can be confusing. The way I try to remember it is that it is not true but it is literature. One example is the different versions of Cinderella. There are different versions that are from different countries. They are not on the shelf all together but are categorized with the country the story originates from.
7 Meet Melvil Dewey Born in 1851 Father taught him to make shoes and boots by handVery good at math (could solve problems in his head)Melvil Dewey was a very interesting man. He loved order and logic.
8 Meet Melvil DeweyStarted working on the system at 21 as a library clerk in collegeHelped start the American Library Association in 1876Died in 1931He was very smart and wanted to do things quickly. My teacher even told me that he shortened his name to DUI. He also stopped capitalizing the letters in titles because it saved him a keystroke.
9 Dewey Decimal System Created by Melvil Dewey in 1872 Most widely used system in the worldSystem for putting books together by subject10 different divisions (or sections)Makes it easier to find what you are looking for.Because he liked order and logic, Dewey invented a way to organize all knowledge into a uniform system that is used in libraries throughout the world. Before Dewey came up the the DDC how do you think people found books? (Books were sorted by size or even color!) How difficult that would make finding a books. Different libraries sorted books by their own systems, each the way the librarian thought best.We are going to look at the 10 different divisions and see if we can find a way to remember the system to help us find materials.
10 Dewey Decimal SystemArranged from lowest number (000) to highest number (999)150.2200.5250.72Arranged alphabetically if call number is the same150 Arb150 Bre150 ThuShow students the call number. Remind them that this is the address where the book lives - it’s address just like my address is 47 Nanette Drive.
12 Click here to look up some books using Destiny! GeneralitiesBooks with many subjects all in oneEncyclopedias, Book of Knowledge, etcBooks on the newspaper and reportingGeneralities would include a book that contains a lot of different subjects. Can anyone think of a book that we have used this year that has a lot of different subjects? We used it when we looked up information about ____________. (Include subject that we have researched.)This section contains books like dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias.Using the hyperlink on this slide to look up ENCYCLOPEDIA using Destiny. They have been taught this several times but a review never hurts!Click here to look up some books using Destiny!
14 Philosophy 100-199 Books on feelings, thoughts and ideas Books on how to study and self-improvement128BUS152.1 FOWShow these real books to let them see the address and the title of the books. Does anyone know what self-improvement means? Discuss
16 Religion 200-299 All the ideas of religion What different religions believe200LANReligion is just not about the church you go to or the things you believe. The religion has a lot of different books from different cultures from all over the world. It includes religion from a long time ago. The book on Greek Myths tells about the gods that people worshiped in Greece many years ago.Click on the picture of the book for Greek Myths to see a review.LAT292McC
18 Social Sciences 300-399 Books about laws and government Customs of different countriesBooks about the holidaysFolk Tales and Fairy Tales342.73CATLook at the different books we have in our media center. We have books about Laws and Government (We the Kids). Customs about different cultures can also be found in the 300s. If you want to learn about Kwanzaa, we have several books. Here is one of the Cinderella books. This one is from the Egyptian culture. Because fairy tale and folk tales are told from the prospective of that culture, they are included here.398.2CLI394.2CHO
20 LanguagesBooks about foreign languages such as Spanish, French, German, etc.English GrammarThesauriDictionariesIf you need to know how to say a word in a different language, you can look it up in a dictionary. Remember when we looked at Resources to use when you research? We looked at thesauri and dictionaries. Where do we keep most of those? They are in the REFERENCE section BUT we still use the Dewey Decimal numbers to keep them in order. Can anyone tell me why they are in the REFERENCE section of our Media Center? They can not be checked out of the media center unless you have permission from your teachers and it’s only for overnight. If you have a big project due and you need some materials, you can use them overnight and return them when you finish. Look at the call number for the School Thesaurus. It has REF which stands for REFERENCE. Remind students how to use a thesaurus and the word synonym as well as guide words. How would you use a thesaurus in the writing process? In which stage?ELA3W1 The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. The studentv. Uses the dictionary and thesaurus to support word choiceREF423.1WEB
22 Natural Sciences & Mathematics 500-599 Astronomy (study of space, stars, and planets)BirdsPlantsWild animals (including dinosaurs)513.2PLUScience and Mathematics have a lot of great books. There are books about math and numbers, Remember when you studies the solar system in 2nd grade? We looked at books like The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System. CLICK ON THE BOOK TO SEE A REVIEW. (This is a GPS -S2E1. Students will understand that stars have different sizes, brightness, and patterns. S2E2Students will investigate the position of sun and moon to show patterns throughout the year. S2E3Students will observe and record changes in their surroundings and infer the causes of the changes.)You can also find books about birds and plans and wild animals. Many of you have asked for books about dinosaurs and we can find those books in the 500s.567.9SIM523.3COL
24 Technology 600-699 Satellites, Space ships, Cars, Motorcycles Making Electronic GadgetsHow things workCare of petsMedicineCookbooksDOEYou have to really think about how all of these things fit together. I think of it as the “HOW TO” section. How to make motorcycles, cars, satellites. It also has books on making gadgets and how things work. HOW TO care for pers. HOW TO cook. See? It’s the how to section!636.7PET
26 The Arts & Sports 700-799 Sports Music Arts and Crafts Painting and Drawing796HamThinks that you do with your hands are things like sports (pitching, batting, etc.), music (play guitar, piano, etc), arts and crafts also known as handicrafts as well as painting and drawing. All of these are done with the hands.
28 Literature 800-899 Short Stories Plays Poems Riddle & Joke Books 812 ADOShort stories, plays, poems and riddle and joke books all touch the heart of the reader in some way. One of my favorites is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. We can find it at 811 SIL. Every poem makes you laugh or say GROSS! Either way you get a reaction from the heart!811SIL
30 Geography & HistoryHistory (wars, countries, groups of people)TravelGeography (atlases)912ATLWe can find the history of wars. When we worked on civil war topics for 5th grade, we found most of our information in the 900s. We also found several atlases in the 900s but most of them were in the REFERENCE section of the media center. Why do you think they would be located there?Does anyone see anything that is a refernce source that we have discussed? They should say “ATLAS”.973BEA
32 BiographiesTrue 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.Some media centers have biographies in the 921 section. We have them in a separate section at the end of the 900s in the BIOGRAPHY area. All of these books are organized by whom the book is about. For example, where would I find a book about Hariett Tubman? (B TUB).BAAR
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.I have already mentioned the reference section. The REF section can be any of the numbers we have reviewed today. The reason that they are in the reference section is because they do no circulate like regular books. That means you can’t check them out for a week at a time. Why do you think we have it that way?It is so that others can use the books and not have to wait a week to get the information you need for a class. Most of the time we put books in the reference section that is an expensive set or gets used a great deal and we don’t have many copies of the information.
35 Dewey Decimal System 000-099 General Works Philosophy & PsychologyReligionSocial SciencesLanguagesNatural Science & MathematicsTechnology (Applied Science)Fine Arts and SportsLiteratureGeography & HistoryI’m going to start with Team 1. Can you tell me the first number and category? You can use the body parts we talked about if you’d prefer. (Continue until all are revealed.)
36 Dewey Activities Library Skills Game The Dewey Decimal Game by Eleanor SchusterDewey Decimal Review GameLet’s Do DeweyDewey Games and FlashcardsThere are many other activities that you can explore as a fun way to remember the Dewey Decimal Classification System. I have some of them listed here and they are also on the Jefferson Parkway webpage for Destiny.When students come for their next visit, I will read The Shelf Elf Helps Out by J. M. Hopkins as a review of what we learned in the PowerPoint.
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