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CryptoMania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids
Written by Edith Hope Fine
Illustrated by Kim Doner
What's the Scoop on the CryptoKids Decoder Program?

Kids! Families! Teachers! Homeschoolers!

Learn Greek and Latin numbers, roots, prefixes, and suffixes with help from Alphy, the Alphasaurus. The CryptoKids Decoder Program gives you 200 Greek and Latin roots in just 34 weeks.

Looking for more ideas? The online Educator's Guide (776 KB pdf) provides loads of imaginative, hands-on projects and suggestions on incorporating CryptoMania! into your language arts program.

Get a jump start on big English words with 200+ basic Greek and Latin word chunks.

Crypto means hidden.
CryptoKids are decoders who can spot the Greek and Latin word parts hidden in long words:

aquarium = aqua (water) + -arium (place for)
tripod = tri- (three) + pod (foot)

How the CryptoKids Decoder Program Works
Each week, a program coordinator provides teachers with a page of four to six Greek and Latin word chunks. Teachers give these new roots and affixes to the students who record them in their own composition books. Designed for third grade and up.*
* Successfully tested in lower grades and middle school, too!

Your CryptoKids Decoder Kit includes:
  • How-To Guide on setting up and running your CryptoKids program
  • Weekly Teacher Cards with word chunks and definitions (Printer-Ready)
  • Bulletin Board Cards (Printer-Ready)
  • Flashcards (Printer-Ready)
  • A copy of CryptoMania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids, autographed by Edith Hope Fine
Check out this sample of a Weekly Teacher Card (46KB pdf)

Questions? Email us.

Turn your school, neighborhood, scout troop, family, or homeschooling group into CryptoKids Central.

Purchase Your CryptoKids Decoder Kit, $149.95