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Lets Do Dewey!!

Created by: Erin CarrMEDT6463 Fall 2012Dewey, Dewey!!

Please make sure you have taken the Dewey Decimal PretestThe pre-test was created through Survey Monkey. By using Survey Monkey, results can be tallied on demand to share with the group. 2This power point is designed to provide basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System to third grade students at Katherine B. Sutton Elementary School in Forsyth, Georgia.

A pretest will assess students prior knowledge of Dewey before teaching and a post test will be administered to assess learning. ScopeRaise your hand if you have every heard of the Dewey Decimal System? Today, we are going to explore the DDC because it is a very useful tool to help you locate books in our school library and many other libraries. 3American librarian and educatorFounder of the American Library Association and The Library JournalCreated the Dewey Decimal Classification System to arrange books in librariesMember of the American Library Associations Hall of Fame Who was Melvil Dewey?

Before we get into the DDC, I want to introduce you to a man named Melvil Dewey. If you are like me, the first Dewey that comes to my mind is Dewey Duck, Donald Ducks nephew, but that is not a all who Melvil Dewey is. If you have ever seen a cartoon with Dewey Duck, you know that he was a very rambunctious young guy. Sometimes he was wild and unruly and he was always on the go. Melvil Dewey, on the other hand, had a brain that was always on the go, but he was a very disciplined man. Dewey wanted things to be simple and organized, especially books, so he created the Dewey Decimal System of classifying books. As a librarian and an educator, he was also an active founder of many organizations (refer to slide). 4DDC is a dynamic structure for organizing library collections (OCLC, nd)Offers consistency between librariesAll knowledge is divided into ten main categories or classes (Lets Do Dewey, nd)Our school library uses the Dewey Decimal System to classify all non-fiction books.The number assigned to each book is like its address, it is how we find it in the library. We call these numbers call numbers.So, what is the Dewey Decimal Classification System?

Libraries have a ton of books and it is important that these books are organized. Could you imagine going into a library to look for a book on a specific title just to find all of the books in a great big pile in the middle of the library? What if you were looking for books about dogs and these books were in ten different places in the library? Would it be easy to find the books you were looking for? Would you want to keep going back to the library? I imagine that this is how Melvil Dewey felt when he created the Dewey Decimal System. He wanted his library to be very organized so he could quickly find books on the topics he was looking for. The great thing about DDC is that most all libraries use this classification system. This helps because once you learn how to use the system, you can go to almost any library and find books. Dewey acknowledged 10 main categories or classes to divide all knowledge. Within these classes, there are more specific divisions. Numbers were assigned to each category. Here at Sutton, all of the non-fiction books in the media center are organized using the DDC. 5 *This is what a call number looks like on a book. *Call numbers are usually on the spine of books. Where do you find a call number?

In our media center, you will only find call numbers on non-fiction books. What are nonfiction books? TW show students an example of a call number on a book in the LMC. Call numbers are comprised of AT LEAST 3 digits. There may be more digits, but there can never be fewer than 3. Refer to pictures in slide, but also show examples from the LMC. 6

This student found a book about Great Danes. He located the call number on the spine of the book.This books call number (its address) is in the 600s, but what does that mean?000 - Computer science, information & general works100 - Philosophy & psychology200 Religion300 Social sciences400 Language500 Science600 Technology700 Arts & recreation800 Literature900 History & geography

Ten Main Classes of DeweyMelvil Dewey created 10 main classes and every non-fiction book will fit in to at least on of these categories. Lets take a closer look at the categories. 8


In the 000s, we find books on computer science, information, and general works. All of these books give us information on a variety of topics. TW show students where the 000s can be located and pull one of these titles so students can see that these books can be found in our LMC.9


Books in the 100s are books that explain feelings youve had (refer to slide). How do you feel when you hear scary stories? A psychologist is a person who studies psychology, how people feel. All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them).10


Books in the 200s are all about religion. When you hear religion, what does it make you think? Religion is more than going to church, it also has to do with myths and legends.All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them).



300s is a category where you will find many books. This section is social sciences. Social sciences is a lot like social studies. Look at these titles, they include books on civil rights, government, and economics (money). Many other books can also be in this category. All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them). Hyperlink to Amazons listing of March On! Which includes book reviews from School Library Journal and Book List.



In the 400s, you will find books about language. You can find books about the English language as well as other languages. In our LMC, you will not find many language books and the ones you will find are only about the English language. Other libraries will have more extensive collections. All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them).Sometimes we learn these about our language in class, but we still have a hard time understanding what our teachers are telling us. When this happens, we can come to the library and find a language book that matches the standard our teacher is teaching:ELACC3L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Hyperlink to Amazons listing of Stop and Go, Yes and No which includes book reviews from multiple sources.



The 500s contains books about science. Think about the things you have studied in science this year: rocks, minerals, and soil. You would find books about all of these topics in the 500s plus so much more!All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them).



The 600s include book on technology. When you hear the word technology, what do you think of? Technology is much more than computers and the internet. When Dewey created his classification system and named 600s technology, computers didnt even exist! The technology Dewey is referring to is applied science: how things work, how we build things, how we grow things, medicine, and more. All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them).



The 700s are books about are and things we like to do. In our LMC, you will find more recreation books than books on the arts. All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them). 16


The 800s include books on literature. This includes books on poetry and joke books.All of these books can also be found in the LMC (pull on of these titles and show students were to locate them). Hyperlink in Amazons listing of A Pizza the Size of the Sun which includes reviews. Hyperlink to Barnes and Nobles listing of Jokelopedia which includes reviews.17


The 900s are where you will find books about places and people. All biographies, books people, are in the 920s. In 3rd grade, you are will learn about Paul Revere, Fredrick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Mary McLeod Bethune, FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Cesar Chavez. You can find books about all of these people in the 920s. SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of Americans who expa