Phone: (205) 228-3700


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Language Arts Education and B.A. Journalism

Mrs. Kathy Troncale

I have been teaching in the Trussville School System for 21 years. I have three grown daughters and 8 grandchildren. I live in Trussville with my husband of 39 years. I have a B.A. in Journalism and a Master's Degree in Language Arts Education. 

  •  Welcome to Troncale English 8!

    Summer Reading: Upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will all read ONE BOOK that they have not read before from our list of 10 titles. Take good notes about the characters, setting, plot, surprising parts, and your favorite parts! We will join book studies when we return to demonstrate our knowledge about the books. Find the books and all the details here:


    I use Google Classroom as my primary means of communicating class announcements to parents and students. 

    Students will need to log-in to the appropriate classroom using the class codes (TBA):  (Please log-in before the first day of school 2020-2021)


    Homeroom - TBA (To Be Announced) 

    2nd Period - TBA

    3rd Period -  TBA

    4th Period -  TBA

    5th Period -  TBA

    6th Period -  TBA

    7th Period -  TBA

    Parents are able to log-in to google.classroom with the codes above, but students have to sign-up first. The instructions for parent log-in will be on google.classroom, so your child will need to pull it up for you.  


    I also use REMIND to send out announcements and reminders. I'll have the information on google.classroom for you to sign-up. 


    8th Grade English Department Supply List

    1 binder with dividers                                                 

    White loose leaf paper                                                  

    Blue or black ink pens                                                    


    Colored pencils 

    3x5 white lined index cards

    Green ink pens for editing



    Novels- Except for the Summer Reading- no books will be allowed in digital form!!  No IPads or Phones!

    All Classes (General and Pre-AP)

    1st  trimester-The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe   ISBN 978-0-553-21228-0

    2nd  trimester-The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson  ISBN 978-0-451-53225-1

    3rd trimester-No Fear Shakespeare:A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare ISBN 1-58663-848-3


    Pre-AP Classes ONLY will need one additional book the 2nd trimester

    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie  ISBN  978-0-06-207348-8


    Wish List Items                                                            

    Kleenex and/or Paper Towels   

    Expo Markers (all colors) and Expo Marker Cleaner

    White 8.5x11 Copy Paper  

    Sanitizer (Clorox) Wipes     

    Paper towels


    Chlorox Wet Wipes