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Dewey Decimal System
What is the Dewey Decimal System? Most widely used method for classifying mostly non-fiction books in the library Numerical system for organizing categories of books Categories range from 000 -999. Each “hundreds group” represents a different category.
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Breaking Down the Numbers (Each number represents a specific topic) 1 st digit class – main 2 nd digitdivision (gets more specific) Example: 500 – natural sciences 520 – astronomy (a division of natural sciences) 525 – Earth (a section of astronomy) 3 rd digitsection (even more specific)
Activity 1 – Pair titles with Dewey Class 1776 - 900 s A Career as a Hairstylist – 600 s Many Paths to God – 200 s Earthworms, Dirt, and Rotten Leaves – 500 s Guinness World Records 2012– 000 s Everything You Need to Know about Peer Pressure – 300 s Selected Poems of Langston Hughes – 800 s I Am Hip-Hop – 700 s
Activity 2 – Brainstorming Step 1 Think about the Dewey Decimal class your group was given. Consider which topics might be covered in that class. Step 2 On your graphic organizer, write the Dewey class number in the center. In the surrounding spaces, write in the topics that would fall under that Dewey class. Keep your responses to one-word answers. Bring your sheet to me when you finish. We will use this next week with Wordle.