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". . . the ideal introduction to the Greek and Latin building blocks of language."

Cryptomania!
Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids

Written by Edith Hope Fine
Illustrated by Kim Doner

Adventure into Greek
and Latin Roots

In Cryptomania!, the book, CryptoKids take a Teleporter adventure, picking up cool Greek and Latin roots along the way.

Decoding big words is fun. Knowing pachy = thick and derm = skin, tells you why hippos, rhinos, and elephants are called pachyderms.

This zany 44-page, full-color picture book is jam-packed:

  • 200 color-coded roots and affixes
    Greek roots = GREEN (G for Greek)
    Latin roots = RED (Latin = Romans)
  • Four handy glossaries
    • Greek and Latin to English
    • English to Greek and Latin Numbers
    • Greek and Latin numbers
    • Common suffixes
  • Speech bubbles carry the plot
  • Greek alphabet
  • A mystery to solve
  • Bonus info boxes

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Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs!
Written by Edith Hope Fine
Illustrated by Kim Doner


Hands-on Greek
and Latin Worksheets

This student workbook, a companion to Cryptomania!, supports Common Core State Standards for roots and is the perfect tool for teachers, students, homeschoolers, families, tutors, and logophiles.

Covers the Teleporter sites in Cryptomania. Bonus pages feature cognates, binary, music words, prefixes, suffixes, and more.

  • Varied activities:
    Word Trails, matching, number roots, CryptoCrosswords, Logoscopes, a phototropic experiment, fill-in-the-blank, design pages–monograms, Teleporters, Create-a-Critter, & more.
    "Dig Deeper" factoids at the bottoms of many pages challenge and enrich.
  • 126 pages
  • Two glossaries:
    • Greek and Latin to English
    • English to Greek and Latin
  • Answer key included

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Praise for Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs!:

  • "Ideal companion to Cryptomania!"
  • "Engaging homeschooling resource"
  • "Filled with humor, energy, and fun"
  • "Creative approach to CCSS"
  • "A must for all teachers"

Book and Workbook

  • Tested with third to sixth graders
  • Two glossaries
  • Great for PSAT and SAT prep
  • Both meet Common Core standards for Gr/L roots.

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