Young readers teleport to adventures with the five CryptoKids (crypto = hidden) as they hunt for clues hidden in big, new words in Edith Hope Fine's "Cryptomania! Teleporting into Greek and Latin with the CryptoKids." Once students know that pachy = thick and derm = skin, they know why hippos, rhinos, and elephants are called pachyderms. Young readers meet real dinos (like Pachycephalosaurus and Pterodactyl) and invented ones (like Octocertops, Bicephalosaur, and Polychromopod). Explore eight Teleporter destinations (like the Classical World and Mathopolis), discover a Logoscope that turns roots into words, and learn how to create dinos with a Create-a-Critter spinner. Imagine a Dinoctopterasaur a terrible eight-winged dino!
Based on Edith Hope Fine's teaching experience, "Cryptomania!" strongly supports Common Core State Standards. This 44-page book originally from Tricycle Press is the perfect tool for teachers, students, homeschoolers, families, tutors, and logophiles as they dig into basic word roots. Now available: "Greek and Latin for Cryptomaniacs," a 126-page student workbook. This companion to Cryptomania!, guides third to sixth graders (and beyond) to the 200 cool Greek and Latin roots found in the book and includes 100 new roots.
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