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  • 1. The Numbers in Nonfiction

2. We have learned the recipe for making a nonfiction call number. numbers(for the subject) first three letters of the authors last name 3. Now lets learn more about thenumbersin a nonfiction call number. 4. Howdo weknow what number goes with each subject ? By using something cool calledThe Dewey Decimal System !! 5. The Dewey Decimal System is a tool used to sort books into groups or categories 6. This system was invented by a man namedMelvil Dewey .He was a librarian who lived long ago. 7. Sorting books by subject,what a brilliant idea!! I think Ive got it !! 8. 10 generalgroups for sorting all of the subjects Generalmeans broad, lots of subjects will fit into each group. 9. Here are the 10 general groups for sorting books in the Dewey Decimal System: General WorksPhilosophyReligion Social Studies Language Science Technology Arts and Leisure Literature History/Geography 10. This seems like a lot to remember, but in time you will learn it.So lets get going !!!! 11. 000s-General Works Books that fit in this group have many different subjects in them.Like:Facts & Records orThe Guinness Book of Records This is also where books on unexplained subjects would be found- like Big Foot. 12. 100s-Philosophy Books that fit in this group tell about how we think and feel. 13. 200s-Religion Books in this group tell about different religions or stories from the Bible. 14. 300s-Social Studies Books in this group tell about how people live together. holidays and customs government, military 15. Fairy tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s. Many were written to teach a lesson about human behavior and.. Thats social studies. 16. 400s-Language Books in this group are about different languages or grammar. noun verb adjective 17. 500s-Science Books in this group are about things from nature. 18. 600s-Technology This group has books that are about man-made things. 19. 700s-Arts and Leisure Books in this group are about things we do for fun. 20. 800s-Literature Books in this group are stories, plays, or poetry. This is the group fiction books were put in long ago whenThe Dewey Decimal Systemwas first invented. 21. 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/Geography Books in this group tell about events of the past and countries of the world. 23. Biography- 920s Dont forget this group.It contains books about famous peoples 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 innumber orderfirst, so that means all of the books about the same subject end up near each other on the shelf. Thats Smart !!!! 26. Lets See What Youve 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 authors 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 _____________.
  • author
  • subject
  • title


  • 5. All elementary school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System.
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