Summer Reading



*This assignment must be submitted to your Language Arts teacher at the beginning of the school year.*


Dear Parents/Guardians of Current and New Franklin Middle School Students,

Franklin Middle School will again conduct its Summer Reading Program in order to promote excellence in reading and writing. This year’s Summer Reading assignment is required for all students.  We ask that students read ONE Black-Eyed Susan novel and complete ONE of the assignment options. (NOTE: The Black-Eyed Susan list is attached.

Students must complete ONE assignment in full; either both pages of Character Comparison OR both pages of Create a Cover.   When students report to their English (Language Arts) classes during the first week of school, they will be urged to submit their assignment; however, teachers will accept this work until Tuesday, October 4th.  This required assignment will count as a grade in the First Quarter. Teachers may offer incentives for turning the completed assignment in early. Remember that book you read can also be used for Baltimore County Public Library's summer reading program. 

  *Please note, students can check out up to five books over the summer from our FMS library with a permission slip from Mr. Flynn, our media specialist. Copies of books that are acceptable for the summer reading project are available in our front office all summer long during business hours as well. Most titles are also available at Baltimore County Public Library branches. 

Please remember that reading and writing are life-long activities. Students deserve opportunities to enjoy the literary experience and expand their understanding of our world. We appreciate your support and certainly hope that you continue to encourage your child to read!

You may print the downloadable version of this letter below. The bottom portion of that document must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian. This completed form must be submitted with the completed Summer Reading assignment.


Ms. Trista Gordon

English Department Chair

FMS Summer Reading Titles with Descriptions

FMS Summer Reading Handout

FMS Summer Reading Graphic Organizers

BCPL Summer Reading Program Info