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Dewey Decimal Activities Bundle

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This bundle includes two related Dewey Decimal activities. One is a story that explains Dewey in an easy, engaging way that students will love. The other is a dice game where students use Dewey to solve problems that arise during the zombie apocalypse.

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DEWEY DECIMAL ACTIVITY #1: AFTER THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: A DEWEY DECIMAL STORY

This story is designed to be read to middle and high school library classes. It imagines that two years ago, the world was overrun by flesh-eating zombies! The main character (you!) has managed to survive two years, but alone and without any creature comforts. The story walks students though the ten main Dewey classifications as a way to get the world “back to normal” after the end of the zombie apocalypse.
 
Included with the story set:
  • After the Zombie Apocalypse story on PowerPoint (14 slides); includes brief introduction to Melvil Dewey
  • Zombie-themed Dewey practice worksheet + answer key (2 pages)
  • Zombie-themed Dewey reference sign (2 pages)
  • Zombie Apocalypse display sign (1 full-color, high-resolution 36″ X 24″ poster)
  • Zombie readalikes bookmarks (double-sided, editable in PowerPoint). Includes five designs with quotations, editable readalike booklists for zombie lovers in upper-elementary, middle school, and high school. One of the zombie designs is black and white outlines for students to color. (5 pages)
 

DEWEY DECIMAL ACTIVITY #2: ZOMBIE DICE GAME

In the Zombie Dice Game, students select from 25 zombie apocalypse scenarios and use symbols from Dewey sections to survive the wilderness, disease, hunger, and brain-thirsty zombies! It’s a fun, zombie-fied way to introduce or review Dewey!
 
This role-playing game can be used before or after teaching the Dewey Decimal System. It does not teach Dewey itself and should not be used in isolation without teaching Dewey in a recent or upcoming lesson. During the game, students will apply Dewey groupings to various survival scenarios.
 
The Zombie Dice Game includes:
  • 33-slide PowerPoint game (editable)
  • complete directions
  • Dewey Categories sheet (needed to play game, editable)
  • Tool Categories sheet (needed to play game, editable)
  • list of specific Dewey numbers for items listed on the Categories sheets (editable)
 
About the PowerPoint Game:
  • students select from 25 scenarios in five categories
  • each scenario includes a full-color photo
  • “spacer” slide gives students an opportunity to share their solutions
  • Don’t worry! The zombie scenarios do not include violence or gore. They are survival scenarios that require ingenuity and problem-solving skills.
 
About the Categories sheets:
  • Each of the “Tool” categories represents a “hundreds section” in Dewey Decimal classification. For example, “Tool Category #5” contains items that symbolize topics in the 500s section of the library. “Tool Category #11” contains symbols from the 100s section (since students cannot roll a 1 with two dice).
  • Use the Tool Categories sheet if you have not yet taught Dewey.
  • Use the Dewey Categories sheet if you recently taught Dewey.
  • No traditional weapons (guns, knives, etc.) are included in the tool categories, although rocks are included in the 500s toolkit.
Have a question or comment? Please feel free to email me at: leigh@readerpants.net. I try to respond to all questions within 24 hours.
 
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$22.00 $17.60

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