Greek Alphabet Code Cracker

Greek Alphabet Code Cracker

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Item #: 024877
ISBN: 9781600510359
Grades: 1-6

Product Description:

Greek often seems more intimidating than Latin because of its unique alphabet. Most of us only come across those funny little symbols in higher-level math and science! This ingenious book, however, equates learning the Greek alphabet to learning a top-secret code needed to solve a robbery case. A priceless ancient Greek urn has been stolen, and it's up to the reader to learn the Greek alphabet to decode clues from the eyewitnesses. There are eight units in the book, which are estimated to take eight weeks to complete if you study Greek 3-4 times per week. Of course, you could complete the book in less time or spend more time on it, depending on the ages and abilities of the students participating. Unit 1 introduces the Greek alphabet and a pronunciation guide. Units 2-5 each introduce six new letters in the Greek alphabet while reviewing previously learned ones. Units 6 and 7 cover consonant blends, vowels and diphthongs and Unit 8 is comprehensive review. The Greek letters are reinforced through a variety of exercises, including matching, solving simple "cyphers" that equate to English words, handwriting practice with the Greek letters, writing Greek words and saying them aloud, and word puzzles. The author also recommends beginning each session by singing the Greek Alphabet Song together, which can be downloaded from the publisher's website. Although the pages seem to be intended as consumables, they are glossy, full-color and not reproducible. Because of this, you will either need a book for each student, or have them write on a separate sheet of paper. Reference charts, extra writing practice sheets, code-making worksheets and a Greek Alphabet Code Cracker Cypher Wheel to assemble are found at the back of the book, with answers to all activities. Additional goodies designed to accompany the book are provided at www.classicalacademicpress.com/greekcode along with the alphabet song mentioned above. Whether you are looking to begin Greek for Children, or are just "testing the waters" to see if you are interested, you can't beat this introduction for the excitement of catching the thieves! 96 pgs, pb. - Jess

Primary Subject
Foreign Language
Grade Start
1
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781600510359
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Classical Academic Press
Weight
0.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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We're doing a greek unit study in our homeschool and this would be awesome to help learn the greek alphabet!
User on Sep 24, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Beth B on Jul 11, 2019
We're doing a greek unit study in our homeschool and this would be awesome to help learn the greek alphabet!
User on Sep 24, 2019
We're doing an Ancient Greece unit study in our homeschool this year for History. This looked like a really awesome supplement to learn the Greek alphabet in a fun way.
User on Sep 19, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Beth B on Jul 11, 2019
I recently considered spending time learning more Greek. I haven't worked on Greek for 31 years..... those old bible college days!
Elizabeth H on May 24, 2019
teach granddaughter
Ted E on Oct 9, 2018
Gifted students interested in it.
Kimberly W on Mar 14, 2018
want to teach the Greek alphabet
Tikatia M on Feb 22, 2018
Beginning our Greek studies this year with this fun book!
Shauna N on Jul 1, 2017
easy way to learn the greek alphabet
Jeffrey T P on Aug 11, 2016
My son is desperate to learn Greek and he loves to solve mysteries. This looked like a good fit for him.
Kristin R on Jul 2, 2016
Thought this would be a great way to "try Greek" and have fun, before we get deep into new curriculum.
April J on Nov 7, 2015
We're doing an Ancient Greece unit study in our homeschool this year for History. This looked like a really awesome supplement to learn the Greek alphabet in a fun way.
User on Sep 19, 2019
I recently considered spending time learning more Greek. I haven't worked on Greek for 31 years..... those old bible college days!
Elizabeth H on May 24, 2019
Is this book consumable?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Some things you could write on a separate paper, but the word games would be harder to complete outside of the book.
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My 7-year-old loved this book. It teaches the Greek alphabet using English words, so there is not much actual Greek in here, but it is a fun introduction to the alphabet and sounds of the letters.
November 19, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Super fun and educational!
I got this for my first grade son and he loves it! He worked really hard to finish the book in just a couple of weeks and he is excited to start Song School Greek next. This was a very fun, gentle introduction to the letters of the Greek Alphabet and the sounds they make. He loved solving the mystery and cracking the code!
April 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
fun
What a fun way to introduce the Greek alphabet. It introduces each letter and its sound. Whether you plan to study Greek or not in the future, it is fun on its own. Or, it would be a fun practice for translating phonetic sounds of the Greek alphabet... and solve a little mystery in the process. I'm not sure about it taking 8 weeks, I think it is a bit too fun to make it take that long... but I'm just 'mom'... (my daughter is having fun with it though... once she got the hang of it) (We'll do 'real' Greek next year.)
January 13, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
My 6 year old son loves this book so much he works from it everyday There is no preparation required except for the cypher wheel which is very easy to make There are some songs mentioned in the book that you have to listen to but they can be found on the internet (link in the book) or you can use the Song School Greek cd We're not even halway through the book but my son knows all the letters and their sounds We're looking forward to use Song School Greek after this
September 17, 2013
I purchased this book for my 2nd grader when a friend at church got him interested in learning Greek We have had fun using it and now that we are near the end he can easily identify and pronounce all of the letters of the Greek alphabetThere is tiny amount of prep-- you must make a color copy of the code cracker and use a brad to attach the two circlesNow I am looking for a book to take him to the next level using the letters to read real words
January 26, 2013

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