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Dewey: The worlds best organizer! A Dewey Decimal PowerPoint
Presentation by Has Slone For MEDT 6463 (Dr. Snipes) 4 November,
Presentation Overview The Georgia Performance Standards
addressed in this presentation include: ELA6R1/ELA7R1/ELA8R1 The
student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a
warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and
informational texts. ELA6R2/ELA7R2/ELA8R2 The student consistently
reads at least twenty-five books or book equivalents (approximately
1,000,000 words) each year. The materials should include
traditional and contemporary literature (both fiction and
non-fiction) as well as magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and
electronic material. Such reading should represent a diverse
collection of material from at least three different literary forms
and from at least five different writers. This Powerpoint is
designed to provide an overview of the Dewey Decimal Classification
System to students in the 6 th and 8 th grades. It gives a brief
overview of who Melvil Dewey was and how the Dewey Decimal System
is organized. Examples of each Dewey division are included, as well
as an explanation of where the numbers are found and what they
mean. Also included with the presentation are pre-and post-tests,
links for further exploring, and a brief video reviewing the Dewey
Before we begin, just how much do you know? 1) Who created the
Dewey Decimal System? A) Dewey Johnson B) Melvil Dewey C) John Dui
D) Dewey really have to know this? 2) Before the Dewey Decimal
System was created, how did librarians organize their books? A) In
stacks on the floor B) From biggest to smallest C) ABC order D) All
of the above, it depended on the librarian! 3)The Dewey Decimal
System has ___ main sections: A) fiveC) two B) eightD) ten 4) Where
do we find the Dewey numbers on a book? A) on the front cover B)
the spine of the book C) title page D) page 23 5) What does the
Dewey classification look like? A) a group of letters B) a group of
numbers C) all of the above D) none of the above
The Dewey Decimal Classification System What Is It? Is a
classification system designed to organize knowledge (Dewey, p.
xxiii) Created in 1873 by Melvil Dewey Used in more than 135
countries and 30 languages Maintained by the Library of Congress
Updated regularly Is not just for Non-fiction!
Who was Melvil Dewey? * He was born in upstate New York in
1851. *He went to Amherst College and worked as a librarian there.
*He developed the Dewey Classification System when he was 21 years
old. *His name was originally Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey but he
shortened his 1 st name to Melvil and changed his last name to Dui
for a short time.
The Dewey Decimal System is divided into 10 main classes: And
each of those classes is also divided into 10 classes. Within these
numbers, a person can classify all of the knowledge in the world!!!
Before the Dewey Decimal system, there was not a regular way to
organize books in the library.
Classifications 000s Generalities 100s Philosophy and
Psychology 200s Religion 300s Social Sciences 400s Language 500s
Natural Sciences and Mathematics 600s Technology, Applied Science
700s The Arts 800s Literature 900s History, geography and
? ? ? He chose the classifications by asking himself questions.
How did Dewey decide which subjects to include?
The First thing he asked himself was: How do we organize
information? Image from www.breitlinks.com
000-099 General Works Computer Science, Information and General
Works. This is where you will find books like Dictionaries,
Encyclopedias and Bibliographies. ELA6/7/8LSV2 The student listens
to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and
share information.. 025.04 ROT
http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm Who am
100-199 Philosophy, Psychology Who am I? The Mind and thinking
classification! Below is a website for a review of this book.
_teenage_soul.html?id=6eQVoE Bbp4oC 158.1 CHI
http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm How did
we get here? Who made me?
200-299 Religion and Myths Who made me? and How did we get
here? http://books.google.com/ books/about/Religions_of
_the_World.html?id=IdO fHAAACAAJ 291 BRE
http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm Who are
my neighbors? Who are the people in the world?
300-399 Social Sciences Who are my neighbors? Who are the other
people in the world? This section includes issues that affect our
society like politics and laws and government, Economics, Law,
Public administration, Social services (welfare and social issues),
Education and Commerce. For a review of the text shown at right:
http://www.powells.com/b iblio/1-0618504362-0 361.92 FRA
http://mte.anacortes.k12.wa.us/library/dewey/deweystory.htm How can
I communicate with others?
400-499 Language (Dictionaries, Grammar) How can I communicate
with others? ELA6RC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each
content area and uses it correctly. The student a. Demonstrates an
understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects. c.
Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
Below is a website to read about this book.
http://www.eslteachersboa rd.com/cgi- bin/books/index.pl?read=1
How can I understand the world around me? Image from
500-599 Science (Math, Chemistry, Plants, Animals, Astronomy)
How can I understand the world around me? S6E2. Students will
understand the effects of the relative positions of the earth, moon
and sun. S6E5. Students will investigate the scientific view of how
the earths surface is formed. A website for the Review of this book
is below. http://www.galateaodyssey.org/files/Ear
thFromSpace.Guide.pdf 525 GRE
How can I use science and math? Image from
600-699 Applied Science and Technology How can I use science
and math? This classification covers the technology fields and
includes medicine, engineering, agriculture, home economics,
general management, manufacturing and buildings and construction.
The books in the 600s are books that are more technical in nature..
Lisa Image from http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/monalisa.jpg
What can I do with my free time?
700-799 Fine Arts (Painting, Music, Photography, Dance, Sports
) What can I do with my free time? The 700 section includes books
on the arts, architecture, sports and hobbies. Below is a website
to see reviews of this book. http://www.barnesandnoble.co
m/w/good-walk-spoiled-john- feinstein/1001861363#Editori alReviews
What are the stories of our lives? Image from
800-899 Literature Poetry, Plays, Criticism What are the
stories of our lives? ELA6/7/8R1 The student demonstrates
comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible
explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. h.
Responds to and explains the effects of sound, figurative language,
and graphics in order to uncover meaning in literature: i. Sound
(e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme) ii. Figurative
language (i.e., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification)
What was the world like in the past? Where can I go in the
world? Image from
900-999 History, Geography, Biography This last section
includes geography of the United States and the World (like maps
and travel books). What was the world like in the past? Where can I
go in the world? ELA8RC1 The student reads a minimum of 25
grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately
1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines.
The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a
variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts
related to various subject areas. A book review is provided at the
website below. http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-
undauntedcourage/?gclid=CP- SreSymawCFcG77Qodc1yILg 920 AMB
Exceptions- A -- Bibliographies -- Shelved before 016 B --
Biographies -- Shelved before 920 or by themselves C -- College
Catalogs -- Shelved before 380 - B for Biography 1 st 3 letters of
person who the Biography is written about
Where is the number and what does it mean??? The number is
found on the spine of the book near the bottom- Each number relates
to a specific topic. For example, 200.3 MER would be an
encyclopedia (.3) about religion (200) Written by someone whose
last name begins with MER. Encyclopedia of World Religions- 200
Religion.3 Dictionaries & Encyclopedias 1 st 3 initials of
Just how much did you learn? 1) Who created the Dewey Decimal
System? A) Dewey Johnson B) Melvil Dewey C) John Dui D) Dewey
really have to know this? 2) Before the Dewey Decimal System was
created, how did librarians organize their books? A) In stacks on
the floor B) From biggest to smallest C) ABC order D) All of the
above, it depended on the librarian! 3) The Dewey Decimal System
has ___ main sections: A) fiveC) two B) eightD) ten 4) Where do we
find the Dewey numbers on a book? A) on the front cover B) the
spine of the book C) title page D) page 23 5) What does the Dewey
classification look like? A) a group of letters B) a group of
numbers C) all of the above D) none of the above
Practical Application: Can you match the title with the correct
classification? 000s Generalities 100s Philosophy & Psychology
200s Religion & Mythology 300s Social Sciences 400s Languages
and Grammar 500s Natural Sciences & Mathematics 600s Technology
700s The Arts & Recreation 800s Literature 900s History,
Geography & Biographies Image from
For more information: A website by students for students about
Dewey at http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/
http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/ Dewey games to practice at
http://www.rce.k12tn.net/lmc/dds%20games.html A great multimedia
presentation that breaks down the information in question and
answer format at http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc6.ht
ml http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc6.ht ml More
information about Dewey
http://www.experiencefestival.com/melville_dewey Dewey Decimal
System RAP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiUQb5xg7A&
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