“They say I’m wired bad, or wired sad, but there’s no doubt about it―I’m wired.” Joey Pigza’s got heart, he’s got a mom who loves him, and he’s got “dud meds,”. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. by Jack Gantos. “They say I’m wired bad, or wired sad, but there’s no doubt about it — I’m wired.” Joey Pigza’s got heart, he’s got. Authentic-sounding first-person narration by a hyperactive boy gives readers an inside view of attention-deficit disorders. Joey Pigza is a wired-up mess, and he.

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She makes up rules and actually begins to act as a parent. They are not weird and different as depicted in this book. Column 4 Our impact report: His mom does return one day, tries to be a good mom, and must face Joeys problems at school.

It describes how a child with ADHD might experience his life from his point of view.

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The author truly weaves an entertaining story that has the underlining lesson of when life gives you lemons you make lemon-aide. English Choose a language for shopping. They also begged me to get the sequel, and we loved it as much as the first.

Feb 22, Rian rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think it is a judgment for poor, working parents.

Special education is meant to provide help, not as a punishment. Read reviews that mention joey pigza eky the key pigza swallowed jack gantos special education house key attention deficit recommend this book main character sent to a special sit still pencil sharpener good book read this book year old even though great book marias nose boy named add and adhd.


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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Our students would benefit from reading this book to help them better understand this facet of diversity. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Sdallowed Pigza is a hyperactive kid. The things that What an incredible book this is! A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos – review

Mey seen in the above descriptions, Gantos uses the dual setting of school and home to show ADHD in an swalllowed new light, resulting in a much different and heartbreaking story than I expected. Joey cannot control himself in a regular classrooom and is sent to spend time in a Special Education classroom.

Hopefully waiting at the front window for his mom, day after day, his grandmother would tease, “See, I just saw her walk by and she saw that you were not sitting still and she just kept on walking ’cause your mom does not want to come home to a bad boy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

View all 3 comments. Joey made me laugh and cry. However, he pogza sense and turned himself in.

The seeds for Jack Gantos’ writing career were planted in sixth grade, when he read his sister’s diary and decided he could write better than she joy.

Gantos continued writing children’s books and began teaching courses in children’s book writing.

In Contemporary Authors Online. However, both his parents left when he was very young and he has been left in the care of Gandmother who could care less about his well-being. As a fellow person who grew up with ADHD, this book really spoke to me. I think the characterization of this book has a lot of insight on a learner with ADHD. However, it would seem to make a good primer for what new grade school teachers ojey need to watch for.


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View all 6 comments. Nonetheless, author Jack Gantos succeeds in making him sympathetic and bringing out his inherent goodness.

Not nearly so welcoming and lovely as they’re depicted here. I knew from the beginning that Joey had a big, kin Jory Swallowing his house key is just one of many situations that finally culminate in his getting kicked out of school.

That any school would put this on their required reading list as representative of what a “typical” child with ADHD is like is bothersome. The artwork on the cover is extremely interesting in that it shows us only swallowev a face of the wide-eyed Joey with the key in his hand. This may be threading in some deeper water, but I just don’t want students like Joey to think that ADHD is equal to medication.

This article about a children’s novel of the s is a stub. He has a habit of swallowing a key attached to a piece of string in order to pull it back out again, and on one instance he forgets to attach a string to the key, preventing him from pulling it back up.

Seeing life through Joey’s eyes would help students develop some compassion for kej classmates who might be “wired. Refresh and try again. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.