Dynamite Emotions book is sold individually or in kits that include books, a PDF file and software:
- Dynamite Emotions Introductory Kit includes one book, one PDF CD, and the multimedia software on a Win/Mac CD. The PDF CD includes a printable PDF file with a Classroom License that lets you print stories for each student.
- Dynamite Emotions Classroom Kit includes eight books, the PDF CD, and the multimedia software.
Dynamite Emotions features six stories with young adult characters who experience social or emotional challenges with family, friends, or coworkers. The stories explore the feelings of each character and provide a resolution to their disputes or conflicts. The book begins with an illustrated mini-dictionary of 28 emotions, and each story page features a dynamic and colorful graphic novel style drawing. It examines how emotions affect behavior plus gives techniques to identify feelings and understand their impact.
Authored by licensed psychologist Kathryn Pearson. Saddle stitched book in full color, 52 pages. Kits include a PDF on CD with a Classroom License for printouts, 2006.
Dynamite Emotions Software reads the stories aloud to students with professional narration. Text is highlighted by word, by line or by complete sentence. Students can also click on any individual word to hear it read. Graphics are plentiful, contemporary and age-appropriate. A test at the end of each story also provides speech support plus an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question. A unified management system helps the teacher quickly review or print out student performance data. Teachers can determine reading lists and set options that best suit each student’s learning style. Choose word-by-word or natural speech narration, select text highlighting approach and assign tests.
Software is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.7 or higher; accessible with mouse, touch screen, and single or double switches.
Save money on multiple copies with the 5-Pack or 20-Pack option. Disk-based software includes a Three Computer License. Available in 1, 5, and 20 packs. For example, a 5 pack can be loaded on 15 computers.
Dynamite Emotions is part of the Read to Learn Book Library, a language arts curriculum of 8 titles for transition age students and the Read to Learn Software Bundle — winner of the 2009 Bessie Award for best in educational software!