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Media Lesson Plan GR 2-5

Title: Do You Know Dewey?

The goal of this lesson is to introduce students, grades 2-5, to the Dewey Decimal Classification
System used to shelve and retrieve non-fiction materials in a school media center. A 3-5 minute
animated video will be shown to students. Students will demonstrate their learning through
participation in an interactive matching game and a game-style quiz using Kahoot.
Content Standards:
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to
demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings,
glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in
a text efficiently
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works)
contribute to and clarify a text
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources
to answer a question
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words
in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and
how key events occur)

Recall information from experience or gather information from print and digital
sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts,
graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages)
and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in
which it appears
Approximate Length: 20-40 minutes
The Dewey Decimal Classification System comprehensive instructional packet, Do You Know
Dewey?, consists of the following tools:

Animated video presentation on Melvil Dewey and the Dewey Decimal Classification

Original images representing each of the 10 main Dewey Classifications
A Dewey Decimal Classification System Poster ( Post during and after the lesson)
Do You Know Dewey Lesson Plan
10 main classification headings
Kahoot Quiz (Pre & Post Assessment)

Technology: Computers, Kahoot, LCD Projector

1. Prior to teaching the lesson, students are to complete the Kahoot pre-test. The results of
this quiz will serve as the baseline for student knowledge.
2. Leslie will then conduct the Do You Know Dewey lesson. Leslie will open the lesson
explaining the objectives for the session and the importance of organizing the books in
the media center. Explain that the call numbers are like addresses for books, just as each
students home has an address for us to locate them and to receive mail.

3. Students are to watch the animated video explaining Dewey, his classification system,
and the driving questions used to develop his system as a whole group. At the completion
of the video, students will discuss the video and identify categories from which they may
be interested in selecting a book.
4. Once students have an understanding of the Dewey Decimal Classification System, they
will complete a matching activity using the original images representing each of the 10
main categories. To assist students, images from the video are included in the set of
images used for this activity.
5. The Dewey poster should be on display. Leslie will place each classification heading and
driving question on a table or a specified location in the media center.
6. Students are separated into groups, 4 students per group, and given a set of photographs
to organize based upon the 10 main groups. Students are asked to keep those driving
questions in mind when attempting to classify each photo. Collaboration is encouraged,
as students may not remember all of the categories.
7. Students will continue to play until all photos are categorized correctly. The answers
should be reviewed as a group.
8. Students will then return to Kahoot to take a post-test.
9. Students may be rewarded with bookmarks or the option to check out an additional book.
Pre and post-tests using Kahoot.
Media specialists or parapro may offer individual assistance. Students can also watch the video
again to gain a better understanding of the concepts covered.