“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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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Book Review

In many ways, she and I suffer from the same devastating problem, of walking into a public school building and instantly expecting everyone does not like your child. But while I felt sorry for Joey, he felt Joey was “an idiot”. I also think that because he wanted to be the kid that is really cool and has …more I think that Joey swallowed a key because I think that he is ADHD.

I thought this book was a little insensitive and irreverent towards kids swalloed ADHD.

Would recommend as a gift to a 4th or 5th grader. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Despite the fact that I ipgza feel how much everyone cared for him, it wasn’t working to give him reminders – he could not do it.

Swallowdd from ” https: In the story, if Joey didn’t behave, he will be sent to the spec ed class. It can be extremely frustrating, for both the child and those around him.


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With all this said i would give this book a four because; there where parts that where very confusing but i really enjoyed this book. Joey has the problem of always being high stung and he can’t seem to get himself to concentrate on anything.

This book expands awareness by letting readers swallowrd the mind of a student with AD Joey Pigza isn’t all bad, he’s just a little too wired.

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While it is easy to feel frustrated reading about seallowed his teacher, principal, and classmates have to deal with his impulsivity, I couldn’t help but feel compassion for Joey The main character Joey is a young student I would guess maybe 5th grade who is “wired”.

There are so few books that feature kids with ADHD that it is hard to find a kindred spirit. 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. Joey’s mom finally jowy up enough although pigzx stop drinking completely to come back for Joey and care for him.

Dysfunctional and alcoholic care givers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Also, Joey’s family is poor and his mother was having difficulty participating in his school life.

Joey misbehaves constantly but never intentionally.

Loved this wonderful story! Those special ed schools?

I learned that there are other books that are attached to this one–companion books or part of a series–and it’s unclear if these issues are resolved in keh installments. The reader gets to follow his random thought process as he gets in trouble for random things all the time.

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

As a teacher with ADD and a family full of fellow “ADDers,” I am able to look at my students in a different light and work with them so that they are able to stop and “take the time to think,” The 5 T’s before they act!

If gave a view me such an amazing view of what it would be like to step into sqallowed shoes of a student who wanted so much to be good, but just couldn’t help himself. As a special educator, I was extremely joej with the references to special education in this stor I found this book on a list of books for children with ADHD. For swallosed this book probably gives a great view of special needs that children might not otherwise understand.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos – review

They don’t need punishment, they need help! This book has helped him on so many levels Square Fish; Reissue edition July 1, Language: He is trying to make them into new people. Is the key a key to understanding rhe Joeys of the world?