Dewey Decimal System
Students examine the Dewey Decimal System. In this Dewey Decimal System instructional activity, students participate in a Dewey Decimal System competition in order to learn how books are categorized in the library.
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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...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Comparing Classification Systems
How are resources organized? Young scholars 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...
4th - 7th 21st Century Skills
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...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts