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DECODING DEWEY. Dewey Decimal System Presentation by Kim Sciandra Summer 2010. Purpose. This presentation is designed to introduce fifth grade students to the Dewey Decimal System. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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DECODING DEWEY

Dewey Decimal System Presentationby Kim SciandraSummer 2010DECODINGDEWEYPurpose This presentation is designed to introduce fifth grade students to the Dewey Decimal System.

By teaching students how to utilize the Dewey Decimal System to locate books on different subjects this presentation supports the Reading Across the Curriculum standard.

This presentation also recommends books that can assist students with mastering several Georgia Standards from various subjects.

This presentation is designed to introduce fifth grade students to the Dewey Decimal System. By teaching students how to utilize the Dewey Decimal System to locate books on different subjects this presentation supports the Reading Across the Curriculum standard. This presentation also recommends books that can assist students with mastering several Fifth Grade Georgia Standards covering various subjects.2Dewey Decimal System

Organize library books

Easy to use

Helps you find a book

Decoding to make sense of

(Microsoft Office Online, 2010)Decoding means to make sense of. Today we are going to make sense of the Dewey Decimal System. Does anyone know what the Dewey Decimal System is? The Dewey Decimal System is the method used to organize the library books. This system is easy to use and by the end of class you will know how to locate a book on a any subject.

3Librarian

Great Organizer

Dewey System used by libraries all over the world

Melvil Dewey

(Mimis Motifs, 2010)The Dewey Decimal System is named after its inventor, Melvil Dewey. Mr. Dewey was a librarian when libraries just put books on the shelves in whatever order they wanted. Library users would have to look in many places to find books on the same subject. Mr. Dewey was frustrated that it was so hard to find a book. He decided to create a system that would organize books by their subject. Today, public libraries and school libraries across the world use the Dewey Decimal System.

4Decoding the Dewey SystemBooks assigned Call Numbers based on subjects

Call Numbers placed on Book Spine

Books placed on shelf in Call Number order

Now that we know something about Mr. Dewey, lets begin Decoding the Dewey Decimal System. First, Mr. Dewey assigned books a special number based on their subject matter. This special number is called the CALL NUMBER. Next, the call number is placed on the SPINE of the book. Books can then be placed on the shelf in number order. This helps keep books about the same subject together.

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BOOK SPINE

CALLNUMBERS

Number order

250AIE375DIT525IEP750SEP920TIE(Microsoft Office Online, 2010)Here is an example. Note that the Call Numbers are placed on the Book Spine. Remember, each number represents a subject. The books can then be placed in number order. Finding something that is in number order is pretty easy to do. But how did Mr. Dewey decide what numbers to assign each subject?6Deweys Big Idea

10 questions = 10 main subjects

(Jefferson County Library District, 2010)Eureka!

Mr. Dewey was sitting in church one day when he had a great idea he almost stood up and shouted Eureka because he was so excited about his idea. He wanted to group books by their subject. He decided to organize all the worlds knowledge into 10 main subjects. Mr. Dewey thought of 10 basic questions that a caveman might ask. The answers to these 10 questions make up the 10 main subjects of the Dewey Decimal System. 7100s - Who Am I?Philosophy and Psychology100 199Ideas and feelings people haveAliens and ghosts have feelings, too!

The answer to the first question, WHO AM I, is Philosophy and Psychology. Philosophy and Psychology is the first subject and it is found in the 100s which is 100 to 199. This subject includes the ideas and feelings that people have about themselves. This subject also includes information about the strange and unusual. Just remember, aliens and ghosts have feelings too.8100s - Who Am I?

133.1COH158TES152.4Ali(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)Here are examples of books from the 100s. There are books on how you feel. There are also books on the strange ideas like ghosts.9200s Who Made Me?Religion

200 299

All religions, churches

Greek and Roman mythology

The answer to the second question, WHO MADE ME, is Religion. Religion is the second subject and it is found in the 200s which is 200 to 299. This subject includes all religions and church stuff. It also includes Greek and Roman mythology.10200s Who Made Me?

291BRO

292LOW(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)Here are examples of books from the 200s Religion. They include books on what you believe and books on mythology.11300s - Who are the other people?Social Sciences300 399

Government, Folktales, Scary Stories

The answer to the third question, WHO ARE THE OTHER PEOPLE, is Social Sciences. Social Sciences is the third subject and it is found in the 300s which is 300 to 399. This subject includes learning about other people. This subject includes information you might learn about in Social Studies class like our government. It also includes old stories about people called folktales. 12

300s - Who are the other people?398GIB

342.7308HAMBook Review(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)Here are examples of books from the 300s Social Sciences. They include books that can help you with your Social Studies lesson on the Bill of Rights (Georgia Standard SS5CG1) . Social Sciences also includes books about old fairy tales and scary stories.13400s How can I talk to others?Languages400 499

Languages from around the world

(Microsoft Office Online, 2010)The answer to the fourth question, HOW CAN I TALK TO OTHERS, is Languages. Languages is the fourth subject and it is found in the 400s which is 400 to 499. This subject includes speaking with other people. This subject includes information about languages used all over the world.14400s How can I talk to others?

468.6COL

423GRI

423.1 BOL(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)Here are examples of books from the 400s Languages. They include books that can help you learn a new language. Languages also includes books that can help you to better understand the English language. (Georgia Standard ELA5R3, ELA5C1).15500s How can I understand the world?Science500 599

Nature, animals, weather, space

The answer to the fifth question, HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND THE WORLD, is Science. Science is the fifth subject and it is found in the 500s which is 500 to 599. This subject includes nature, animals, weather, and outer space. 16500s How can I understand the world?

507VEC

550GIB

Book Review(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)520OSBHere are examples of books from the 500s Science. They include books about biology, astronomy, physics, and earth science. There are books that can help you with your Science lessons about the earths surface. (Georgia Standard S5E1). There are even books that can help you with your Science Fair projects.

17600s How can I use what I know about the world?Applied Science600 699

How things workCars, Pets, ComputersBuilding, Cooking, Fixing

The answer to the sixth question, HOW CAN I USE WHAT I KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD, is Applied Science. Applied Science is the sixth subject and it is found in the 600s which is 600 to 699. This subject is about using the things in the world. In other words, we take what we know about the 500s, things in the world, and we use them to make our life better. Subjects in the Applied Science include how things work, cars, pets, computers, and fixing things. 18

600s How can I use what I know about the world?609CLE629.04BOSBook Review(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)636.7GEOBook ReviewHere are examples of books from the 600s Applied Science. They include books about pets; transportation; farming and cooking; and building and fixing things. This subject helps you learn how to use the world you live in. You can learn about inventors and their cool inventions. 19700s How can I enjoy my free time?Arts and Recreation700 799

How to have funDrawing, Magic TricksSports and Games

The answer to the seventh question, HOW CAN I ENJOY MY FREE TIME, is Arts and Recreation. Arts and Recreation is the seventh subject and it is found in the 700s which is 700 to 799. This subject is about how to have fun. Subjects in this section include drawing, games, magic tricks, and sports.20

794.8CUN743.6MAY(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)796SMI700s How can I enjoy my free time?Here are examples of books from the 700s Arts and Recreation. They include books about sports, games, and art. This is where you will find books about fun things to do when you are done with your homework. 21800s How can I share my stories?Literature

800 899

Story telling

Riddles and Jokes

Poems and Classic Books

The answer to the eighth question, HOW CAN I SHARE MY STORIES, is Literature. Literature is the eighth subject and it is found in the 800s which is 800 to 899. This subject is includes the stories that people want to share with others. There are all kinds of ways to a story including riddles, poems, and fables. 22

812BUR811KID(Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)818PEL800s How can I share my stories?Here are examples of books from the 800s Literature. They include books jokes, riddles, poems, and classic stories. 23900s How can I leave a record for other people?History and Geography900 999

HistoryOther placesFamous People

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