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These Dewey Decimal Shelf signs are designed to make your nonfiction section easy to navigate and to help students and teachers find books in your library or classroom.
Each sign has the classification number, subject, a guiding question to encourage students to think and pictures to show students what topics they can find in each section. Each sign is 3 x 10" and is designed to fit on the end of a magazine box to sit on your shelves. Boxes can be purchased at Demco, Walmart etc. Sometimes you can find them cheap at the dollar store. (If you don’t have magazine boxes you can get creative and reuse other objects, such as empty cereal boxes. This could be a good opportunity to involve your students and discuss recycling and reusing products to help our earth!).
They can also be laminated and placed at the start, on the end or on top of bookshelves. Maybe you want your students to color them first!
This is a black and white design. You can print them as they are or on colored paper to make your nonfiction section color coded and even easier to navigate!
Included is one poster with all of the classifications and pictures that you can display around the library for easy reference.
There are extra signs with British/Australian spellings for librarians and teachers in those countries or working in international schools, as well as signs with different terms for some classifications, as I know this can change depending on where you are in the world.
PLEASE NOTE- each classification sign in this set is 3 x 10". It is also available in poster size, find it here! We also have different color options in poster size, available here and here . We have FREE matching bookmarks in our store, find them here!
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