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Dewey Decimal Classification System Explosion/Stretch Book

Grade Levels
4th - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
15 pages
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My students love making explosion books! This explosion book (also known as a stretch book) will teach or review the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Explosion books are perfect additions to interactive notebooks and lapbooks. Watch the preview video to see the assembly process. (The file contains a link to real-time assembly with sound.)

There are four versions to meet the needs of your students. For each version, each student will need 3 1/4 pieces of paper.

  • Ready to Print - Just assemble, great for the teacher demonstration
  • "Answer Key" - All numbers, category titles, and pictures included (students color and assemble)
  • Numbers and category titles only (students draw pictures and assemble)
  • Numbers only (students write category titles, draw pictures, and assemble)

Explosion books take about 45-90 minutes to complete, depending on which option is chosen and if students have previously made explosion books.

What's included:

  • 2 pages of step-by-step instructions with pictures and video link
  • 4 versions of the explosion book

Find my other explosion books {here}.

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Not for public display.

Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
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