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  • 1. The Numbersin Nonfiction

2. We have learned therecipe for making anonfiction call number.numbers (for the subject)first three letters ofthe authors last name 3. Now lets learn moreabout the numbers ina nonfiction callnumber. 4. How do we knowwhat number goes with each subject ?By using something cool called The Dewey Decimal System !! 5. The Dewey DecimalSystem is a tool usedto sort books into groups or categories 6. This system wasinvented by a mannamed Melvil Dewey.He was alibrarian wholived long ago. 7. Sorting books bysubject, what abrilliant idea!!I think Ive got it !! 8. 10 general groupsfor sorting all of thesubjectsGeneral means broad, lots of subjects will fit into each group. 9. Here are the 10 general groups for sorting books inthe Dewey Decimal System:General Works PhilosophyReligionSocial StudiesLanguageScienceTechnologyArts and LeisureLiteratureHistory/Geography 10. This seems like alot to remember, but dont worry youll learn it allquickly. So lets get going !!!! 11. 000s-General Works Books that fit in this group have many different subjects in them. Like:Encyclopedias or The Guinness Book of RecordsThis is also where books onunexplained subjects would befound-like The Loch Ness Monster. 12. 100s-PhilosophyBooks that fit in this grouptell about how we think andfeel. 13. 200s-ReligionBooks in this group tellabout different religions orstories from the bible. 14. 300s-Social Studies Books in this group tellabout how people livetogether.holidays and customsgovernment, military 15. Fairy tales and folk talesare also placed in the 300s.Many were written to teach alesson about behavior and.. Thats social studies. 16. 400s-LanguageBooks in this group areabout different languagesor grammar.nounverbadjective 17. 500s-Science Books in this group areabout things from nature. 18. 600s-TechnologyThis group has books that areabout man-made things. 19. 700s-Arts and LeisureBooks in this group areabout things we do for fun. 20. 800s-Literature Books in this group arestories, plays, or poetry.This is the group fictionbooks were put in long agowhen The Dewey DecimalSystem was first invented. 21. Today we have too manyfiction books in ourlibraries to organize themin this way, so fictionbooks have their own wayof being organized.You know, in ABC order, by author ! 22. 900s- History/GeographyBooks in this group tellabout events of the pastand countries of the world. 23. Biography- 92Dont forget this group.It contains books aboutfamous peoples lives. 24. Knowing these biggroups will help makeit easier to find thebooks you want in thenonfiction section. 25. Remember, nonfiction callnumbers are placed innumber order first, sothat means all of thebooks about the samesubject end up near eachother on the shelf.Thats Smart !!!! 26. Lets See What Youve Learned Call numbershelp us find the books wewant to read !!! 27. 1. What is the recipefor a nonfiction callnumber?Numbers (for the subject)First three letters inthe authors last name 28. 2. What system tells uswhat numbers go witheach subject?Dewey Decimal System 29. 3. Who is responsiblefor inventing the DeweyDecimal System?Melvil Dewey 30. 4. Mr. Dewey matched a number with each _____________.a) authorb) subjectc) title 31. 5. All school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System.a) falseb) true