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I have been in Japan for nearly 30 years as a teacher of English as a Second Language. During this time I have taught students of all ages and abilities from kindergarten through university and adult classes. I am currently employed in a Senior High school teaching grades 8 through 12. In addition, I also teach listening, reading and writing skills at an evening preparatory school and one morning of play English at a kindergarten.

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I have been in Japan for nearly 30 years as a teacher of English as a Second Language. During this time I have taught students of all ages and abilities from kindergarten through university and adult classes. I am currently employed in a Senior High school teaching grades 8 through 12. In addition, I also teach listening, reading and writing skills at an evening preparatory school and one morning of play English at a kindergarten.
Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective Story
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Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective Story

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An interactive multi-media murder mystery for groups of students that is both engaging and designed to be adapted to any grade. Following the classic manor house mystery genre, the materials here can be used with students of any level for a variety of different skills, including the basics of listening, writing, vocabulary and grammar or more advanced skills such as use of inference and critical thinking. Great for regular writing classes, group work, homework assignment or a fun fill in class. The main advantage of this resource is that the teacher can mix and match the materials outlined below to work with any class. There are materials for print only, display (slideshow), multimedia classrooms, or student iPad/laptop use. This gives the teacher the flexibility to make a lesson adapted to not just the age or level of the class, but the available technology as well. In addition, there are teacher explanations for each resource. Included: 1. Six short online videos that can be accessed via PDF print links. One of these is of the murder scene. The other five are suspect alibis. 2. An PDF slideshow that outlines the background to the murder of Mr. John Sanders. It has a link to a short animated video of the murder along with an introduction to the 5 suspects in the house and the clues and evidence found at the crime scene. 3. A plan of the crime scene. (PDF) 4. A useful vocabulary task sheet for use with reading or writing a murder mystery. (PDF) 5. A teacher and student version of an interactive suspect and timeline PDF task sheet. The teacher version can be used in a multi-media classroom or internet connected screen. The student version can be printed out, or used on student iPads. Both versions have interactive links to videos of suspect alibis and space for notes on a timeline and connecting evidence. 6. Task sheets (PDF) for each of the five suspects that contain a facial image and sections for notes on alibi and motive for each. There are 4 different versions of this for Teacher, younger, older and ESL students. Instructions on use are provided for each. 7. A set of 5 A4 size color images of the suspects that contain Q codes that students can use to access the online video alibis of each suspect. 8. A separate 5 suspect set of motives that can be printed on the reverse of the Q code image cards. 9. A two page comic book extension that can be used with higher level students to demonstrate their writing skills. Each comic displays one of the suspects as the murderer and has sections for students to draw and write in. Great for inference or critical thinking skills. 10. Printable murder alibi cards. 11. Answer key. #63 PDF pages Similar lesson Murder Mystery 2-Video Story-The Art of Murder
Crime Based Reading and Writing Activities For All Ages
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Crime Based Reading and Writing Activities For All Ages

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A bundle of my two Murder Mystery video based interactive stories plus a set of Textual Evidence Activities for use with classic literature villains. Can be adapted to most levels with all three resources containing fun tasks that will readily engage young and older learners.
Murder Mystery 2 - Video Based Interactive Story
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Murder Mystery 2 - Video Based Interactive Story

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My second fun and engaging interactive murder mystery that can be adapted for any student grade. The focus of this one is on witness observation and deduction from visual and aural clues within the story. This resource can be used to practice a variety of different skills, including the basics of listening, writing, vocabulary and grammar or more advanced skills such as use of inference and critical thinking. Great for regular writing classes, group work, homework assignment or a fun fill in class. The main advantage of this resource is that the teacher can mix and match the materials outlined below to work with any class. There are materials for print only, display (slideshow), multimedia classrooms, or student iPad/laptop use. This gives the teacher the flexibility to make a lesson adapted to not just the age or level of the class, but the available technology as well. In addition, there are teacher explanations for each resource. The materials include: 1. The story video. This is an animated story about a group of 6 people attending a house party to celebrate the owner's purchase of a new painting. There is a blackout and one person will die. The students will watch and listen to find clues as to what happened to the victim and deduce the identity of the murderer. 2. A student task sheet consisting of 8 pages in PDF, containing and outline of the story, resources for recording the timeline and suspect movements, the murder scene, suspect motives, story cards and print for essay writing. 3. A set of separate motive cards with pictures of the suspects. In color and black and white. 4. The same suspect motives as a short movie. This is available as an online video. It can be used where listening is the focus of the lesson. 5. A separate worksheet for new vocabulary for those students that need it. 6. A 12 page PDF explanation resource for teachers. 7. As of November 2017 have added a small video of the suspect motives to this, along with a promo Youtube video of part of the movie. Altogether this resource contains 34 pages in PDF. If you've enjoyed this resource please take a look at my best selling product; Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective Story This is also part of a 3 part Murder Mystery Bundle; Murder Mystery Activities for All Levels
 The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe - Comic Book
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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe - Comic Book

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My aim in designing this comic book is to create a visual setting for the narrative of 'The Raven' that will help the student come to a better understanding of the story line by supplementing the literary devices and symbols that Poe used when writing his famous poem. It can be printed for easy distribution, displayed as a slide show on a computer or used on an e.book reader, iPad or other tablet. This is a useful resource for classes studying the Gothic Horror genre. It also makes a great addition to classes during the Halloween season! 49 pages This product includes; 1. A twenty one page color version of the comic with an explanation of the story and hints on how to use it. There are PDF and EPUB versions for use on computers or tablets. 2. The same twenty one page comic in black and white for easy printing. (There are two BW versions. Version 2 has no background which makes it easier to print) 3. A two page work sheet that can be used by students to record new words and expressions, make notes on their understanding of each stanza, and write an analysis based on their studies. 4. Five pages of teacher notes containing suggestions on the use of the comic with students, along with web links to other useful resources. You can find my other resources, including more comic books and multi-media resources here; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources-shop/kibishipaul Other Edgar Allan Poe resources in my store; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-tell-tale-heart-by-edgar-allan-poe-comic-book-11123649
Frankenstein Comic - Free Version
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Frankenstein Comic - Free Version

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This is a seven page comic book version of the scene from the Frankenstein classic where the monster is brought to life. The language has been edited to appeal to learners of ESL/EFL or it can be used as an introduction to younger readers of the Mary Shelley classic. The zip file contains four versions of the comic. A PDF file color, and black and white version for printing, an ePUB version and a version with with empty text boxes for writing practice. This means it can be viewed on various platforms including computers, e.book readers and tablets. It can also be printed out in full color or black and white. This is a free version so I would greatly appreciate any feedback or advice you can give as to the usefulness of the product. There are further comics in this Frankenstein series and other English and History subjects which will be premier versions. Please follow me if you are interested in these.
The Hindenburg - Comic Book Resource
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The Hindenburg - Comic Book Resource

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An eleven page comic book to introduce the history of the Hindenburg. It outlines the development and first year of this gigantic airship before describing what happened on the fateful day. Contains a quiz and other useful resources, and can be printed out in black and white, used as a slide show on a computer, or as a PDF e.book on a tablet. 32 pages Contents; 1. An eleven page PDF color version of the comic with a 12 question quiz for understanding at the end. This can be printed out or displayed as a slideshow on a computer or used as an e.book on a tablet. 2. The same eleven page PDF comic in black and white for easy printing. 3. A student print that has a section for dictionary work and an exercise for practicing some of the more difficult words in the comic. 4. A student answer print for the comic quiz and dictionary tasks. 5. Two writing prompts to extend the lesson. The first of these involves making a theory and providing evidence on the reason(s) for the Hindenburg crash. The second is a creative exercise to write a news report from an eyewitness. This can be extended into making a live radio broadcast of the event. 5. A teacher's notes print that provides directions on using the comic and useful links to sites about the Hindenburg. All prints are in PDF format. There are other short comics in the 'Pocket History' series which you can find by clicking on the links below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ww1-life-in-the-trenches-comic-book-11155177 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/shackleton-and-the-endurance-comic-book-11173538 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/women-s-suffrage-comic-book-11081943
Ernest Shackleton (Prezi)
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Ernest Shackleton (Prezi)

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This lesson is an overview of the story of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance during their two years trapped in the wilderness of the Antarctic. The story is told with the aid of a timeline of the expedition in the medium of a Prezi - similar to a Powerpoint presentation but a lot more fun! An explanation of a Prezi and how it works is contained in the Teacher print. The lesson contains; 1. A Prezi (120mb) which contains 11 slides that tell the story visually, with humorous speech bubbles, and full narration. The last part contains a short video of a journal entry from a fictional member of the crew. 2. A pdf file of materials to use with students, including; a. A one page text outlining the story. b. Learning materials for new vocabulary. c. Listening and reading comprehension quizzes. d. A journal writing exercise. e. Page link to the Prezi (Can be viewed online or downloaded) f. Page link to a short animated video. 3. A full set of teachers notes and explanation on how to open and use the Prezi along with a contact e.mail for enquiries. A comic book style resource about Shackleton and the Endurance is also available on my teacher store here; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/shackleton-and-the-endurance-comic-book-11173538
Shackleton and Endurance - A Multi Media Introduction
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Shackleton and Endurance - A Multi Media Introduction

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The complete bundle of animated movie, Prezi and comic book for social studies students learning about the incredible survival story of Ernest Shackleton and his 27 crew who were stranded on the Antarctic ice for 2 years after the crushing of their ship, Endurance. This resource is a bundle of all three of my current products, but at a 40% discount to buying them separately. 55 pages plus original video This product contains; 1. The 12 page Endurance Comic Book in color and black and white with several versions suitable for iPad, computer or printing. The comic consists of four journal entries and this version also contains a set of questions based on the text with an answer page and simple map of Antarctica. It is meant as an alternative introduction to the story for which there are many full size novels available. 2. The 11 slide Ernest Shackleton 'Prezi' (like a Powerpoint but more fun). This comes with a set of PDF learning materials and teacher guide. The Prezi (120mb) contains 11 slides that tell the story visually, with humorous speech bubbles, and full narration. The last part contains a short video of a journal entry from a fictional member of the crew. 3. The Shackleton and Endurance animated movie which also comes with its own set of learning materials and teacher guide. Please be aware the format for the movie is Quicktime. This video is based on journals from the expedition written at the time the vessel was abandoned, and takes the form of four diary entries outlining life in the Antarctic and being set adrift on the ice. All of these are still available as separate products, if you prefer, and are available in my store. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/kibishipaul
Shackleton and the Endurance - Comic Book
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Shackleton and the Endurance - Comic Book

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This is a twelve page comic book version of Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica aboard the Endurance. It is an adaptation of journal entries from the days around the time of the destruction of the Endurance by ice floes. The language has been edited to appeal to learners of ESL/EFL or it can be used as an introduction to the topic for younger readers. The images used for this are taken from an animated video which will be published shortly. The comic consists of four journal entries and this version also contains a set of questions based on the text with an answer page and simple map of Antarctica. It is meant as an alternative introduction to the story for which there are many full size novels available. #Important: The strange characters that replace word spaces in the product view here are an artifact of this site. The PDF downloads do not have this problem. If you are concerned about this, please download my free product which suffers from the same viewing problem here: 39 pages https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/frankenstein-comic-free-version-11135372 1. There are three versions of the comic. A PDF full color version, a low resolution easy to print version and an ePUB version that can be used in slideshow mode on a computer or tablet. 2. There is a student work print containing two vocabulary tasks on words taken from the comic book. There are two essay prompts for expansion work including writing a fictional dictioanry entry from the Endurance and another for researching the topic of courage and endurance. 3. A short answer sheet for the work print. 4. A teacher print with an explanation of the resource and its use. This also contains links for several websites that contain further background and resources for a more in depth look at the story. If you enjoy my resources you can find more comic books and multi-media resources in my shop at; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/kibishipaul
The Snow Witch - A Japanese Tale of Yuki Onna
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The Snow Witch - A Japanese Tale of Yuki Onna

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This illustrated text is of an old Japanese ghost story from a book of Japanese folk tales called the 'Kaidan' that was published in the early 1900's by the writer, Lafcadio Hearn. I have designed this as a multi-media resource with a Teacher's Guide providing links to sites that provide detailed history of the genre along with more examples of the 'Kaidan' type of Japanese mystery tale. In addition, there are links to a haunting animated video of the story and a version that provides an added quiz and question prompts within the video itself. 56 pages This resource contains; 1. A Teachers Guide outlining the possible classroom uses of the text and links to other useful sites and videos. 2. An illustrated full color 12 page PDF version of the story that contains the full text, a set of comprehension questions and character analysis and point of view writing prompts for ELA students. There is also a short history of the Kaidan genre along with comprehension questions and a writing prompt for Social Studies students. 3. The same PDF text in black and white and another version with white background for easier printing. 4. An ePub version for teachers use or for students with tablets. 5. A student answer's PDF for the text questions. 6. An online Zaption video that contains an animated video of the story with embedded questions that can be used as discussion prompts by the teacher in presentation form. (Zaption sign up is recommended for this). The story is about two men stuck in a snow storm who take shelter in a small hut. While sleeping there they are visited by a woman in white who proceeds to kill the older man with her icy breath, but spares the young boy with the warning that he must tell no one of what he has seen. Later, she turns up in his life as a beautiful young woman, and the unsuspecting young man marries her. They have a happy life with many children until one night he decides to tell her the story of the woman of the snow..... The story is in the public domain, as are all of the ukiyo-e images I have used. Some of the others are m own work. If you enjoy my resources you can find more comic books and multi-media resources in my shop at; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/kibishipaul
Frankenstein Comic Book Collection - Parts 1-3
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Frankenstein Comic Book Collection - Parts 1-3

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The first three of my Frankenstein comic books now in one set at a discount price. Included are 'The Walton Letters', 'Victor’s Story - Part 1', and 'The Monster’s Story - Part 1'. They all contain quizzes and other useful resources, and can be printed out in color, black and white, used as a slide show on a computer, or as a PDF e.book on a tablet. They can also be used on a SmartBoard. Fun materials for an introduction to Halloween! The language has been simplified from the original work to suit the comic book format. 45 pages The first comic in this series is free and can be obtained at; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources-shop/kibishipaul Contents; Depending on the comic there are some differences, but there are usually; 1. A PDF color version of each comic with a quiz for understanding at the end. This can be printed out or displayed as a slideshow on a computer or used as an e.book on a tablet. 2. The same PDF comic in black and white for easy printing. 3. A student answer print for the comic quizzes and dictionary tasks. 4. A student print that has a section for dictionary work and an exercise for practicing some of the more difficult words in each comic. (Monster’s Story only) 5. Two writing prompts to extend each lesson. (Monster’s Story only) 6. All of these also contain an ePub version for teacher's use on iPad. 7. The 'Walton Letters' comic is 20 pages long so has been divided into two parts. The other two comics are 14 pages each in length. All three of these comic books are available as single resources and you can find them here; Captain Walton’s Letters Victor’s Story The Monster’s Story Other other gothic horror and 19th century literature and poetry resources from my store; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe The Tell Tale Heart Gothic Horror Elements - A Multi Media Introduction
Shackleton and the Endurance - Animated Video and Worksheet
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Shackleton and the Endurance - Animated Video and Worksheet

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A short animated video. The incredible survival story of Ernest Shackleton and his 27 crew stranded on the Antarctic ice for 2 years after the crushing of their ship, Endurance. This video is based on journals from the expedition written at the time the vessel was abandoned, and takes the form of four diary entries outlining life in the Antarctic and being set adrift on the ice. It is intended for social studies classes and is meant to act as an introduction to or supplement the reading of a book about the heroic adventure. 25 pages plus original video The full lesson contains; 1. A small sized version of the movie that can be played on an iPad (640:360). The movie is about 6 minutes long. 2. A task sheet (pdf) for the movie containing several types of listening and word quizzes about the events leading up to the destruction of the Endurance. There are also reading and writing expansion exercises. 3. A teacher resource sheet with answers to the task sheet questions and details on how to view view the online video. (There is a link to an online HD version of the movie along with the password necessary to view it) More of my multi-media and comic book based lessons can be found in my TES store at; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/kibishipaul
Frankenstein Comic - Victor's Story Part 1
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Frankenstein Comic - Victor's Story Part 1

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This is a fourteen page comic book version of the letters from Victor's Story sections of the Frankenstein classic novel. The language has been edited to appeal to learners of ESL/EFL or it can be used as an introduction to younger readers of the Mary Shelley classic. If you would like a free copy of my first Frankenstein comic (monster brought to life scene), it can be obtained here; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/frankenstein-comic-keyscenes-1-11081952 14 pages There are three versions of the comic. 1. A full color version PDF file, which can be given to students or used by teachers as a PDF slide show on a computer. 2. A black and white version for easier printing out for students. 3. An ePUB of the full version This means it can be viewed on various platforms including computers, e.book readers and tablets. It can also be printed out in full color or black and white. 4. There is also an answer sheet for the comprehension questions. Eventually, I am planning to make all of these and the videos into an interactive e.book, therefore I would greatly appreciate any feedback or advice you can give as to the usefulness of the product. This comic can be found in a bundle of my three Frankenstein comics here; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/frankenstein-comic-book-collection-parts-1-3-11141133 #Important: The strange characters that replace word spaces in the product view here are an artifact of this site. The PDF downloads do not have this problem. If you are concerned about this, please download my free product which suffers from the same viewing problem here: https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/frankenstein-comic-free-version-11135372
Picture Prompts for Creative Writing - Horror and Mystery
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Picture Prompts for Creative Writing - Horror and Mystery

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Twenty high quality picture prompts for mystery and horror stories. Great for Halloween, back to school or just stimulating your student's imagination in writing classes. Can be used in a variety of ways as a mini lesson for essay or creative writing, ESL, or to supplement the reading of classic Gothic Horror stories such as Dracula, Frankenstein or Jekyll and Hyde. All pictures created by myself and cover topics as varied as classic Gothic Horror, alien abduction and dangerous plants. 83 pages This set now includes; 1. Twenty color A4 size picture prompts plus 20 written story prompts in a 40 page pdf. These can be printed out and made into posters or double sided prompt cards that can be laminated for durable use. They can also be used in slide view mode on a computer or iPad for presentations. Teacher instructions are on the first page. 2. Twenty pdf picture prompts on lined paper in both color and black and white (for easier printing) with an extra lined sheet for longer essays. Some of my other products for literature and Gothic Horror classes can be found at my store; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources-shop/kibishipaul
Frankenstein Comic - KeyScenes 1
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Frankenstein Comic - KeyScenes 1

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(This resource was updated on Sept 30 2015. There are now two new black and white versions for easier printing) This is a seven page comic book version of the scene from the Frankenstein classic where the monster is brought to life. The language has been edited to appeal to learners of ESL/EFL or it can be used as an introduction to younger readers of the Mary Shelley classic. The zip file contains four versions of the comic. A PDF file color, and black and white version for printing, an ePUB version and a version with with empty text boxes for writing practice. This means it can be viewed on various platforms including computers, e.book readers and tablets. It can also be printed out in full color or black and white. This is a free version so I would greatly appreciate any feedback or advice you can give as to the usefulness of the product. There are further comics in this Frankenstein series and other English and History subjects which will be paid for versions. Please follow me if you are interested in these. Check out some of my other resources here; Captain Walton’s Letters Victor’s Story The Monster’s Story Frankenstein Comic Book Collect - Parts 1-3