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: https://sites.google.com/trussvillecityschools.org/htms-summer-reading-2020-2021/home
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
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
Chlorox Wet Wipes