Dewey Decimal System Teacher Resources
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Shopping with the Dewey Decimal System
Students 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 13 Views 59 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 3 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 15 Views 116 Downloads
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 8 Views 204 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 10 Views 44 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 3 Views 38 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 5 Views 64 Downloads
Sell me on Dewey
Fourth graders understand how the Dewey Decimal System works and create a commercial to share with others. In this Dewey decimal System activity, 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 3 Views 48 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
Students 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
Library of Congress Classification System
Students research the Library of Congress Classification System and compare it with the Dewey Decimal System. In this classification system instructional activity, students study the Library of Congress Classification System and the Dewey Decimal System via online websites.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Dewey and the Library of Congress: Map and Matching
Students are introduced to the Library of Congress Clissification System after reviewing the Dewey Decimal Classification System. They create a map of a university library that uses this system. They demonstrate their understanding of the placement of books in each system by playing a game with the maps they create.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 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 11 Views 99 Downloads