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  1. DECODINGDEWEY Dewey Decimal System Presentation by Kim Sciandra Summer 2010

  2. Purpose 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.

  3. Decoding – to make sense of – • Dewey Decimal System • Organize library books • Easy to use • Helps you find a book (Microsoft Office Online, 2010)

  4. Melvil Dewey • Librarian • Great Organizer • Dewey System used by libraries all over the world (Mimi’s Motifs, 2010)

  5. Decoding the Dewey System • Books assigned Call Numbers based on subjects • Call Numbers placed on Book Spine • Books placed on shelf in Call Number order

  6. (Microsoft Office Online, 2010) • BOOK • SPINE 375 DIT 525 IEP 750 SEP 250 AIE 920 TIE • CALL • NUMBERS • Number order

  7. Dewey’s Big Idea • Dewey asked questions • Eureka! • Answers to questions = subjects • 10 questions = 10 main subjects (Jefferson County Library District, 2010)

  8. 100’s - Who Am I? • Philosophy and Psychology • 100 – 199 • Ideas and feelings people have • Aliens and ghosts have feelings, too!

  9. 100’s - Who Am I? 133.1 COH 152.4 Ali 158 TES (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  10. 200’s – Who Made Me? • Religion • 200 – 299 • All religions, churches • Greek and Roman mythology

  11. 200’s – Who Made Me? 291 BRO 292 LOW (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  12. 300’s - Who are the other people? • Social Sciences • 300 – 399 • Thinking about other people • Government, Folktales, Scary Stories

  13. 300’s - Who are the other people? 398 GIB Book Review 342.7308 HAM (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  14. 400’s – How can I talk to others? • Languages • 400 – 499 • Languages from around the world (Microsoft Office Online, 2010)

  15. 400’s – How can I talk to others? 468.6 COL 423.1 BOL 423 GRI (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  16. 500’s – How can I understand the world? • Science • 500 – 599 • Nature, animals, weather, space

  17. 500’s – How can I understand the world? 520 OSB 550 GIB Book Review 507 VEC (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  18. 600’s – How can I use what I know about the world? • Applied Science • 600 – 699 • How things work • Cars, Pets, Computers • Building, Cooking, Fixing

  19. 600’s – How can I use what I know about the world? Book Review 636.7 GEO Book Review 629.04 BOS 609 CLE (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  20. 700’s – How can I enjoy my free time? • Arts and Recreation • 700 – 799 • How to have fun • Drawing, Magic Tricks • Sports and Games

  21. 700’s – How can I enjoy my free time? 796 SMI 794.8 CUN 743.6 MAY (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  22. 800’s – How can I share my stories? • Literature • 800 – 899 • Story telling • Riddles and Jokes • Poems and Classic Books

  23. 800’s – How can I share my stories? 818 PEL 812 BUR 811 KID (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  24. 900’s – How can I leave a record for other people? • History and Geography • 900 – 999 • History • Other places • Famous People

  25. 900’s – How can I leave a record for other people? 973 YAC 979.1 TRU 973.7 MCP (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  26. 000’s – What is left? • Generalities • 000 – 099 031.02 WOR • Books of Facts • Encyclopedias • Almanacs 001.9 FAC (Sawnee Elementary School, 2010)

  27. Review 000 – Generalities 100 - Philosophy and Psychology 200 – Religion 300 - Social Sciences 400 – Languages 500 – Science 600 - Applied Science 700 - Arts and Recreation 800 – Literature 900 - History and Geography Classification Chart Practice Worksheet

  28. Conclusion “If it weren't for Melvil Dewey, finding the books you want in the library might be as frustrating as looking for a needle in a haystack. His invention, called the Dewey Decimal System, brought much-needed order to libraries.” ~Valerie Guarini

  29. Resources Dewey Games Dewey Decimal Game Lesson Plan and Instructions Call Number Ordering Tutorial and Game Huey and Louie Meet Dewey Lesson Plan with Handouts

  30. References Aliki. (1984). Feelings. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books. Bollard, J. (2002). Scholastic student thesaurus. New York, NY: Scholastic Reference. Brown, A. and Langley, A. (1999). What I believe. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press. Burdett, L. (1998). Romeo and Juliet for kids. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. Clements, G. (1994). The Picture history of great inventors. New York, NY: A. Knopf. Cohen, D. (1994). Young Ghosts. New York, NY: Cobblehill Books. Colyer, P.(1994). I can read Spanish : My first English-Spanish word book. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press. Cunningham, K. (2009). Video game designer. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake.

  31. References George, J.C. (2000). How to talk to your dog. New York, NY: HarperCollins. Georgia Department of Education. (2008, August 14). Grade 5 Social Studies standards. Retrieved June 20, 2010, from GeorgiaStandards.org: https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/Georgia%20Performance%20Standards/Gr5%20Social%20Studies%20Stds%202009-2010%205-27-09.pdf. Georgia Department of Education. (2006, August 29). Grade 5 Science standards. Retrieved June 20, 2010, from GeorgiaStandards.org: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Georgia%20Performance%20Standards/FifthGradeApproved7-12-2004.pdf. Georgia Department of Education. (2006, July 13). Grade 5 ELA standards. Retrieved June 15, 2010, from GeorgiaStandards.org: https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/Georgia%20Performance%20Standards/Grade-Five.pdf • Gibbons, G. (1998). Planet Earth/inside and out. Morrow Junior Books; New York, NY. • Gibbons, G. (1999). Behold – The dragons!. Morrow Junior Books; New York, NY.

  32. References GO!. (2002). New York, NY: DK. Grisewood, J. (1984). Simon & Schuster's young readers' illustrated dictionary. New York, NY: Wanderer Books. Guarini, V. (2004). Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Homeschool Learning Network, Inc. Retrieved June 15, 2010, from http://www.homeschoollearning.com/hsc/unit_09-10-01.html. Hamilton, J. (2005). The Bill of Rights. Edina, MN: ABDO Publishing. Janssen (Ed.), S. (2010). World almanac for kids. New York, NY: World Almanac Books. Lansky, B. (1991). Kids pick the funniest poems. Deephaven, MN: Meadowbrook Press. Low, A. (1985). The Macmillan book of Greek gods and heroes. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

  33. References Mayne, D. (2002). Drawing horses : (that look real!). Charlotte, VT: Williamson. McPherson, J.M. (2002). Fields of fury : the American Civil War. New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Osborne, W. and Osborne, M.P. (2002). Space : a nonfiction companion to Midnight on the moon.   New York, NY: Random House. Pellowski, M.J. (1999). Totally loony jokes & riddles. New York, NY: Sterling. Prescott, S. (2001). If you knew Dewey. School Library Journal, 47(8), 50. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database. Smith, N. (1996). Sports. Brookfield, CT: Copper Beach Books. Story about the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. (1976). School Library Journal, 22(6), 20. Retrieved from Academic Search Complete database.

  34. References Tester, S.R. (2000). Frustrated. Chanhassen, MN: Child’s World. Trumbauer, L. (2002). Grand Canyon   New York, NY: Children’s Press. Turner (Ed.), M. (2003). Facts & records : amazing achievements. New York, NY: Kingfisher. Vecchione, G. (2001). 100 award-winning science fair projects . New York, NY: Sterling. Yaccarino, D. (2008). Go, go America. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.

  35. Images Book Covers Sawnee Elementary School. (2010.). Various book covers. Retrieved June 18, 2010 from http://destiny.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog Clip Art Martin, P. (2010). Retrieved June 19, 2010, from http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage2.htm. Microsoft Office Online. (2010). Retrieved June 15, 2010, from office.microsoft.com/clipart/. Photos Mimi’s Motifs. (2010). Melvil Dewey puppet. Retrieved June 15, 2010, from www.mimismotifs.com/dewey.htm. Jefferson County Library District. (2010). Melvil Dewey picture. Retrieved June 15, 2010 from http://www.jcld.org/resources.htm.