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Dewey Decimal Book Classification System
Dewey Decimal Categories:
|Dewey Decimal Class||Book Category|
|100||Philosophy and Psychology|
|500||Natural Science and Math|
|600||Technology (Applied Sciences)|
|800||Literature and Rhetoric|
|900||Geography and History|
The Dewey Decimal Classification is a system of classifying books. It divides all books into ten classes, listed at the right (for example, the 700s are The Arts). Each class is divided into 10 divisions (for example, 780 is Music) and each of these is split into 10 sections (for example, 782 is Vocal Music). Sections are split into 10 decimals (for example, 782.4 is Songbooks). Decimals can be further split into hundredths and thousandths (and more), as new subcategories are needed.
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Dewey Decimal Classification:
Printable Read and Answer Worksheet
A printable worksheet on the Dewey Decimal library classification system, with text to read, decimals to put in order, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.
Genres of Books:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet
A printable worksheet on genres of books, with a short text, a list of some book genres, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.
Library Reference Books Worksheet #1
Match reference books to their definitions -- almanac, atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, telephone book, and thesaurus. Then, write which type of reference book you would use to find various types of information. Or go to the answers.
Library Reference Books Worksheet #2
Fill in the blanks in the text about library reference book: almanac, atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia, telephone book, and thesaurus Then, write which type of reference book you would use to find various types of information. Or go to the answers.
Library Scavenger Hunt Worksheets
Print these scavenger hunt worksheets, then use your library to answer the questions on each. For example, "Write the name of a set of encyclopedias in this library."
Print many different reading logs to track your reading throughout the year.
Write Theme-Related Definitions
In these worksheete, for related words, write the definition of each word, what part of speech it is, and use it in a sentence.
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