Golden Dome Award Nomination
Your 6th grade teachers will bike to your house this summer and gift you a book: your own copy of a Golden Dome Award nomination that you selected in June. All incoming sixth graders will receive this book, but you may read any book of your choosing. Consider reading more than one of the Golden Dome Award nominations for 22-23 shown below.
After you finish your book, your 6th-grade teacher would love to hear from you this summer! You are welcome to write about any book you’ve read this summer. Please use the postcard or stationery and envelope provided to you. Tell them about yourself and what you have been doing over the summer. Please make sure that you include a summary of your book and an answer to one of the following questions.
- Who was your favorite character and why?
- Who would enjoy this book and why?
- Reference a quote or text from the book and tell why you think this is important.
- Compare or contrast this book with another book or a movie.
- What was the best or most interesting part of the book? Why?
Read a Book
Send a Postcard
Summer is a great time to kick back and read. We encourage you to dive into books that interest you. Please share some highlights from your reading and from other fun summer activities.
- Step 1: Read
- Step 2: Write your Language Arts teacher a postcard beginning with: Dear (teacher name),
- Step 3: Share about one thing you are doing over the summer and one interesting fact about a book you read
- Step 4: Sign it
- Step 5: Send it!
If you don’t have the postcard that was provided in class, you’re welcome to send a note to EMS:
Edmunds Middle School
275 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
We look forward to hearing from you!
Finding a Book to Read
If you need help finding ways to access books online over the summer:
- Use the Sora website to discover, read and listen to books online Learn more about Sora by watching this video Go to Find My School and then select Burlington City Schools (you may need to locate Edmunds Middle School first) and sign in to Sora by logging in using your school Google email!
- Go to the EMS online catalog called Destiny Discover to access more ebooks and audiobooks online
- Go to The Fletcher Free Public Library Digital Library and Summer Challenge FFL Hours