Dewey Decimal System Teacher Resources
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Dewey Decimal Game
Engage all the upper elementary classes in your school in a game to learn Dewey Decimal Classification. On 5 or 6 consecutive visits to the library, teams from each class learn how the system works, locate books in each category, and tally successes along the way.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 214 Downloads
Understanding Library Skills: The Dewey Decimal System
Cyber Dewey? Dewey Made Fun? Do the Dewey Game? After a librarian-led tour of the school library and an explanation of the Dewey Decimal System, class members use the Internet to access MAGNOLIA, a site with resources devoted to library skills and the Dewey Decimal System.
7th Language Arts 21 Views 105 Downloads
Get to Know Your Library Media Center
Ninth graders learn to navigate the high school library/media center using a scavenger hunt and practice shelving books with the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Comprehensive modification ideas accompany the resource.
9th Language Arts 10 Views 71 Downloads
Shopping with the Dewey Decimal System
Young scholars examine the categories of the Dewey Decimal System. They categorize various grocery items into food categories, discuss a poster of the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and in small groups categorize twelve books.
K - 3rd Language Arts 26 Views 65 Downloads
Dewey Decimal Classification System Mural
Third graders choose a book from the non-fiction section of the library and write a summary of one paragraph from the book. They illustrate one section of the book and add their drawing to a classroom mural that shows the sections of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
3rd Language Arts 4 Views 32 Downloads
Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System
Imagine a library scavenger hunt. What might searchers find in the section labeled "521"? What about in the "611's"? Class groups investigate the Dewey Decimal System of numbering nonfiction books in the library. Given a number, they examine the books in their section and then label the type of nonfiction found under each grouping based on its subject matter.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 23 Views 121 Downloads
Book Jacket Match: Practice with the Dewey Decimal Classification System
As a follow-up activity to being introduced to the Dewey Decimal Classification System, 3rd graders listen to poems from Jackie Mims Hopkins' book The Shelf Elf Helps Out and sort book jackets by category and call number.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
Comparing Dewey and the Library of Congress: In What "Class" Are Your "Classes"?
Knowing both the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification systems, and how to read their call numbers, facilitates information literacy, a critical skill for 21st century life. High schoolers, who may be familiar with Dewey, learn to navigate the LCC system, compare the two in a Venn diagram, and create call numbers for books and subjects in their class schedules.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads
Comparing Classification Systems
How are resources organized? Students view a tutorial on the Library of Congress Classification System.In pairs, they access a website and complete a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting this system with the Dewey Decimal System.
4th - 7th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 55 Downloads
Sell me on Dewey
Fourth graders understand how the Dewey Decimal System works and create a commercial to share with others. For this Dewey decimal System lesson, 4th graders work in groups of four or five to complete a presentation of their assigned section of the library media center.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 49 Downloads
Junie B. Meets Melvil D.
Students synthesize their role playing skills, love of literature (Junie B. Jones series, by Barbara Park), and knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System. One student reads a statement dramatically telling the class why they need a book, then asks another student for help.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads
Gooney Bird Greene Meets Melvil Dewey
Young scholars play a game that synthesizes their role playing skills, literature, and comprehension of the Dewey Decimal System. They listen as one student reads a statement that informs the class why they need a book, and then ask another student for help.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Dewey Decimal System -- Cataloging Collections
Students put their cataloging skills into practice. In this research lesson students examine the listed websites that feature Dewey Decimal classification. Students then collaborate to use the Dewey Decimal classification system to catalog their own class library.
6th - 10th Language Arts 17 Views 52 Downloads
Solving the Puzzle to the Dewey Decimal System
Students cooperate in a hands-on approach to learning the ten main categories of the Dewey Decimal System. They work in pairs to find missing puzzle pieces already strategically placed in books listen under the ten main categories.
4th - 5th Language Arts 7 Views 41 Downloads
Play the Dewey Decimal System Game
Third graders identify the ten main classifications used with nonfiction books in the Dewey Decimal Classification System after watching a teacher lead PowerPoint presentation. They play a game in which they use a variety of books, a spinner, and to identify the classification.
3rd Language Arts 8 Views 66 Downloads
Passport Through the Library
It may seem like an unnecessary lesson, but learning how to locate items in a library or Internet data base is a 21st Century must. Resource kids work with their librarian to identify, understand, and locate items in the library using call numbers.
1st - 6th Language Arts 68 Views 148 Downloads
Library of Congress Classification (LCC) System: Research Depends on It!
After comparing the Dewey Decimal to the Library of Congress Classification System, researchers getting college ready visit LCC websites, answer questions on a handout, and take an online quiz about the LCC. Effective links to handouts and an LCC category chart.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
This fascinating, informative, and engaging presentation is the best description of the Dewey Decimal System I've ever seen! The history behind Mr. Dewey and his system, is laid out. The rest of the slides give a great account of how the system is set up and what kinds of books can be found in each decimal category.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 31 Downloads