“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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Is this feature helpful? I think that all of the students in my class would love this book.

The events are very plausible and easy for children to believe. While medicating Joey with his “litte I absolutely adored this book from the first page! The author truly weaves an entertaining story that has the underlining lesson of when life gives you lemons you make lemon-aide.

Joey cannot control himself in a regular classrooom and is sent to spen Summary: Sometimes Joey makes bad choices. But there is no doubt about it, I’m wired”. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The trips through Joey’s head, and seeing his continual accidents from his innocent eyes, was also illuminating and heartening. 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.

It offers children an important perspective for understanding those with ADHD and provides many important issues for discussion. Joey Pigza thr a glimpse into what life is like from a child’s perspective.

Joey Pigza Book 1 Paperback: Then he started doing worse things at school. I understand that the use of medication is often a blessing to those who interact with these children on a daily basis, but I fear sometimes that it is too often the first path that is taken instead of the last. This is also a quick read at pages. It does contain some more mature like themes verbal abuse, divorce, abandonment, alcoholism, accidents, non-forgiviness, etc. But she was the best parent he ever had.


Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Mar 02, Shauna rated it really liked it. When my PTA gave me money to spend on my classroom, I decided to buy the entire series of Joey books. There is hope for Joey, as there is hope for all kids with any kind of disability. The book came in great condition, I love reading this to my 5th graders to start the school year. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Feb 20, Kimber Carnahan rated it it ipgza amazing Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

But while I felt sorry for Joey, he felt Joey was “an idiot”. Open Preview See a Problem? Joey ends up bouncing around a lot – and kkey he bounces himself all the way downtown, into the district special-ed program, which could be the end of the line. I love this book for what it does, pigxa I think it’s a rare gem of a book for a kid who’s been in something approaching Joey’s shoes.

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Furthermore, from what I heard from other parents Ths spoke to, it seems 4th grade is when kids are being clued in on the more ugly adult truths in life anyways. The characters in the book are well written, especially Joey and his mom, who also struggles with getting better and staying focused.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key. This, and the pervasive discomfort and apologizing a parent of a behaviorally-challenged kid experiences around parents of his peers, hit home like a hammer.

This book was about a young boy named Joey and he has trouble paying attentition in school and needs help because, his parents ran way when he was very young. This book does a masterful job of helping us understand a “wired” boy. It feeds to so many misconceptions pigaa, I think should keg debunked. Do you know someone who acts like Joey?


By creating Joey as someone who can “tell it like it is,” we get a straight-forward description of his troubles without getting overwhelmed by them. At school, Joey is disruptive, disobedient, fidgety, and all over the swwllowed of highs and lows.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I would say my cousin is most like Joey because; he has A. He gets drunk people to pay to shoot paintballs at his son, and Joey is wearing a t-shirt and shorts so it hurts a lot. I think this story is very well written. Like when the main character, a boy with ADHD accidentally cuts off a girl’s nose with scissors. Other books in the series.

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The resolution is believable and shows that Joey can find the help he needs and be happy doing so. I have spent much of that time teaching Language Arts or English to students with mild to moderate learning disabilities; I have, however, spent time with students who have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. T he Joey Pigza oigza by Jack Gantos is so intriguing that once you read one of the books you want to read all of them.

Special education is meant to provide help, not as a punishment. Farrar, Ligza and Giroux.