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.
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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
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
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 lesson, students study the Library of Congress Classification System and the Dewey Decimal System...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts