CryptoMania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids
Written by Edith Hope Fine
Illustrated by Kim Doner
Why Learn Roots?
CryptoMania! makes learning Greek and Latin word parts fun and easy. When students know Greek and Latin roots, then can
look at words and decipher their meaning
score higher on standardized tests
expand their vocabulary and make learning a foreign language easier
build a foundation for a higher-level studies
Did you know . . .
60% of the English language is derived from Latin.
90% of all English words that are three syllables or more are derived from Latin.
From classifying and naming organisms to medical terminology, from college entrance tests to graduate school exams, Latin and Greek are everywhere.
Doctors, lawyers, judges, professors, scientists, writers, and other professionals use Greek- and Latin-based words every day in their work.