2 We have learned the recipe for making a nonfiction call number. numbers (for the subject)first three letters of the author’s last name
3 Now let’s learn more about the numbers in a nonfiction call number.
4 How do we know what number goes with each subject ? By using something cool called The Dewey Decimal System !!
5 The Dewey Decimal System is a tool used to sort books into groups orcategories
6 This system was invented by a man named Melvil Dewey. He was a librarian who lived long ago.
7 Sorting 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!!I think I’ve got it !!
8 10 general groups for sorting all of the subjects General means broad, lots of subjects will fit into each group.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.
9 Here are the 10 general groups for sorting books in the Dewey Decimal System: General Works PhilosophyReligion Social StudiesLanguage ScienceTechnology Arts and LeisureLiterature History/Geography
10 This seems like a lot to remember, but don’t worry you’ll learn it all quickly. So let’s get going !!!!
11 Encyclopedias or The Guinness Book of Records 000s-General WorksBooks that fit in this group have many different subjects in them. Like:Encyclopedias or The Guinness Book of RecordsThis is also where books on unexplained subjects would be found-like The Loch Ness Monster.
12 100s-PhilosophyBooks that fit in this group tell about how we think and feel.
13 200s-ReligionBooks in this group tell about different religions or stories from the bible.
14 Books in this group tell about how people live together. 300s-Social StudiesBooks in this group tell about how people live together.holidays and customsgovernment, military
15 Fairy tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s Fairy tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s. Many were written to teach a lesson about behavior and..That’s social studies.
16 400s-LanguageBooks in this group are about different languages or grammar.nounverbadjective
17 Books in this group are about things from nature. 500s-ScienceBooks in this group are about things from nature.
18 600s-TechnologyThis group has books that are about man-made things.
19 700s-Arts and LeisureBooks in this group are about things we do for fun.
20 Books in this group are stories, plays, or poetry. 800s-LiteratureBooks in this group are stories, plays, or poetry.This is the group fiction books were put in long ago when The Dewey Decimal System was first invented.
21 You know, in ABC order, by author ! 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.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.You know, in ABC order, by author !
22 900s-History/GeographyBooks in this group tell about events of the past and countries of the world.
23 Biography- 92Don’t forget this group. It contains books about famous people’s lives.
24 Knowing these big groups will help make it easier to find the books you want in the nonfiction section.
25 Remember, nonfiction call numbers are placed in number order first, so that means all of the books about the same subject end up near each other on the shelf.That’s Smart !!!!
26 Let’s See What You’ve Learned Call numbers help us find the books we want to read !!!
27 1. What is the recipe for a nonfiction call number? Numbers (for the subject)First three letters in the author’s last name
28 2. What system tells us what numbers go with each subject? Dewey Decimal System
29 3. Who is responsible for inventing the Dewey Decimal System? Melvil Dewey
30 4. Mr. Dewey matched a number with each _____________. authorsubjecttitle
31 5. All school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System. falsetrue