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Monseau, Virginia R. 1941-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,009 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Abstracts  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Virginia R Monseau
Reading their world : the young adult novel in the classroom( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting Ouida Sebestyen by Virginia R Monseau( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Presenting Ouida Sebestyen, author Virginia R. Monseau provides a critical analysis of Sebestyen's six novels and her work in drama and short fiction, and includes the first detailed examination of the new book, Out of Nowhere. From the vivid opening pages in which she recounts a hiking trip she took with Sebestyen, Monseau provides a richly detailed study. Informed by interviews with both the author and her longtime editor, Monseau reveals Sebestyen's thoroughness and commitment to relatively unorthodox writing methods - such as working outdoors, writing in longhand, and compiling lists of slang, common pastimes, and even jokes from the 1920s as background material. This study, a true portrait of the author, her methods, and beliefs, uncovers those elements that readers have found so rewarding in Sebestyen's work, and in examining her richest characters and themes, we see that her fictional creations mirror her philosophy of living."--BOOK JACKET
Responding to young adult literature by Virginia R Monseau( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Responding to Young Adult Literature, Virginia Monseau uncovers the power of young adult literature to evoke the kind of literary experiences that will keep students reading and lead them to a deeper understanding of literature in general and the relationship between literature and life in particular. The book serves two purposes: to describe and discuss the oral and written response of adolescents and adults to young adult literature; and to explore the significance of this knowledge to the study of literature in the classroom. Monseau wrote this book to show other English teachers what can happen when students are given the opportunity to read young adult literature and how a response approach to the literature can work in the classroom. As someone who has read, taught, and written about young adult literature extensively, she can help other teachers understand what happens when the reader meets the text
Missing chapters : ten pioneering women in NCTE and English education by Jeanne Marcum Gerlach( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a historical study showing how 10 key women in the English teaching profession earlier in this century helped to develop the concepts that shape the profession today. The 10 articles and their authors are (1) "Rewey Belle Inglis: a Crystal-Ball Gazer" (Jeanne Marcum Gerlach); (2) "Ruth Mary Weeks: Teaching the Art of Living" (Judy Prozzillo Byers); (3) "Stella Stewart Center: Proceeding under Their Own Power" (Sue Ellen Holbrook); (4) "Dora V. Smith: a Legacy for the Future" (Virginia R. Monseau); (5) "Angela M. Broening: Implacable Defender" (Dure Jo Gillikin); (6) "Marion C. Sheridan: a Lifetime Commitment" (Sharon Hamilton-Wieler); (7) "Lou LaBrant: a Challenge and a Charge" (David A. England and B. Jane West); (8) "Luella B. Cook: a Teacher's Teacher" (Betty L. Powell Hart); (9) "Helen K. Mackintosh: Expanding the Concept of Our World" (Lisa J. McClure); and (10) "Ruth G. Strickland: Looking Back, Looking Forward" (Tracey J. Johnson). (Sr)
A curriculum of peace : selected essays from English journal( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the selected works of Robert Cormier by Virginia R Monseau( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Complete guide to young adult literature : over 1,000 critiques and synopses from the ALAN Review( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD-ROM provides easy access to the best young adult literature from the past 20 years. A bibliographic guide to book reviews that have appeared in the ALAN review, it enables teachers, librarians, researchers, and sudents to search for titles by ahtor, appropriate grade level, theme, topic, genre, and more
A complete guide to young adult literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This CD-ROM provides access to over 17,000 critiques of the best young adult literature. A bibliographic guide to reviews that have appeared in the ALAN review, it enables teachers, librarians, researchers, and sudents to search by author, grade level, theme, topic, genre, and more
Independent Reading: A Teacher's Tale of Success in a Small, Traditional School by Virginia R Monseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reasoning that in a basic English class there is barely enough time to read one or two novels a year, an English teacher convinced the principal of a Youngstown junior-senior high school that an independent reading course would be of tremendous value to those students who are avid readers as well as those who enjoy reading but can never seem to find the time. A book list and course objective of ten books in 18 weeks were then devised, and due to lack of funds for materials, the teacher began to collect individual copies of books from the list on her own. In the course, which proved to be very successful, students selected a book and filled in the title, author, and the date they began reading next to their names on a large chart. As they read, they kept a running list of difficult words they encountered, and on which they could later be tested. To keep track of the students' reading, the teacher reviewed index cards on which the students recorded one or two line summaries of their daily reading. When a student completed a book, the teacher assigned a tailor-made activity specifically related to what the student had read and his or her response. Students found that this approach taught them responsibility for their pace and assignments and independence in researching their own ideas. (Hth)
Responding to Young Adult Literature. Young Adult Literature Series by Virginia R Monseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book focuses on how readers respond to the power of young adult literature--negating the assumption that because such literature appeals to adolescents it cannot possibly be worthy of a place in the language arts curriculum. The book serves two purposes: it describes and discusses the oral and written response of adolescents and adults to young adult literature; and it explores the significance of this knowledge for the study of literature in the classroom. Following the foreword and a preface, the chapters in the book are: (1) Having Their Say: Responding to Young Adult Literature in the Basic English Class; (2) More Than an Easy Read: Responding to Young Adult Literature in the Honors Class; (3) Voight and Kafka; Crutcher and Camus: Responding to Young Adult Literature in the Advanced Placement Class; (4) "Why Can't We Do This in English Class?": Collaborative Response at the English Festival; (5) Abolishing "Textoids": Individual Response through Writing; (6) What's Age Got to Do with It? Adults Respond to Young Adult Literature; and (7) Responding to Response. An afterword concludes the book. (Nka)
 
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Responding to young adult literature
Alternative Names
Monseau, Virginia

Languages
English (39)

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Responding to young adult literatureA curriculum of peace : selected essays from English journalTeaching the selected works of Robert CormierA Complete guide to young adult literature : over 1,000 critiques and synopses from the ALAN Review