Dewey Decimal System Lesson -- Library Presentation for Older Students

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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45 pages
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Description

Need a Dewey Decimal System lesson for older students? Use this library presentation to teach decimal classification through a zombie apocalypse story! Middle school students are sure to remember the Zombie Dewey story long after they leave the library.

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Save 20% when you bundle this activity with its companion Dewey Decimal Activity: Zombie Dice Game.

FAST FACTS

  • Recommended for: Grades 5-8
  • Lesson Duration: 2 lessons of about 30 minutes each (total 60 minutes)
  • Formats: PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF
  • Editable: YES, text is editable

This is two-lesson presentation for middle school library classes. The first part is a brief introduction or review of Dewey Decimal System basics.

The second part is a story that students LOVE! It imagines that two years ago, the world was overrun by flesh-eating zombies!

The main character in the story (that's "you"--it's narrated in second person) has managed to survive two years, but alone and without any creature comforts. The story walks students though the ten main Dewey classifications as the world gets "back to normal" after the zombie apocalypse.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET:

  • 36-slide presentation in two parts: Part I introduces Dewey Decimal System basics; Part II is a Zombie Apocalypse story that will help students remember the 10 Dewey "hundreds" sections.
  • Zombie-themed Dewey practice worksheet + answer key (2 pages)
  • Zombie-themed Dewey reference signs (3 pages)
  • Zombie readalikes bookmarks (4 pages)
  • Three editable formats for each part: PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF

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WHAT OTHER LIBRARIANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ZOMBIE DEWEY STORY:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Suzanne L. said: "This is fantastic! What a terrific upgrade from the Caveman Dewey. I like that this is thorough and will definitely capture my students interest. I plan on using this with my 5th graders as well as my middle schoolers."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kayla B. said, "I love thinking about the Dewey Decimal System in this way. My students were engaged the entire time."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kenisha S. said, "My 6th-grade students loved this resource!! It was an excellent addition to their Lucy Calkin's non-fiction unit of study. Students were easily able to remember and apply the different Dewey categories."

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45 pages
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Teaching Duration
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