“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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After several incidents at school lead him to being threatened with a special education school, is it possible that he can learn to calm down without leaving? 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. I don’t think that is fair to ghe who are in these classes.
Joey Pigza fears that “something [is] wrong inside” him, a fear which escalates until the medications he is on are readjusted, and he feels he is able to make better decisions. His mom is an alcoholic. Gantos continued writing children’s books and began teaching courses in children’s book writing.
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The couple has one child, Mabel, and they live in Boston, Massachusetts. Teen, 13 years old Written by Rosebud October 15, We’ve all known kids like Joey in our classrooms–a common comment at conferences is bound tthe be “He’s such a good kid inside! I have not had a great deal of exposure to children who have been diagnosed with ADHD sdallowed least to my knowledgebut I do see some of the classic behaviors associated with the disorder in some of the children I interact with.
His life at home is very chaotic and definitely contributed to his many issues. Croix he met a drug smuggler and was offered a chance to make 10 dollars by sailing jpey New York with 2, pounds of hash.
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
When he mother comes back for him Joey has extremely mixed feelings, finally loving her as if she had never been gone. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. After that, Joey’s father moves the family to a barn and rents out their apartment.
Retrieved from ” https: Mar 02, Shauna rated it really liked it. I pointed out that Joey had a lot more going on in his life than just ADHD and that contributed to his behavior and problems. View all 5 comments.
The child gets into trouble over and over again, eventually cutting off a girl’s nose with a pair of scissors. I don’t even think there was a reference to an IEP and Joey definitely wasn’t presented with any specific goals to work on.
He gets in trouble.
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There is also no heart to the story, no one to root for, just a cast of characters who are all, to some extent, ugly on the inside, including mom, grandma, the teachers.
Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Joey koey he is a good boy, but he also knows he keeps getting into swalolwed. It is an exceptionally powerful book about an exceptional pifza person.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Like Adriana insightfully noted, we saw how the ADHD affects other characters beside Joey, including his grandmother, mother, fellow classmates, teachers, etc. Want personalized picks that fit your family? Johns Hopkins University Press. If gave a view me such an amazing view of what it would be like to step into the shoes of a student who wanted so much to be good, but just couldn’t help himself. 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!
Finally, the book is original, showing the daily struggles and difficulties faced by a boy with ADHD, a boy just like everyone else. I would recommend this book for upper elementary and middle school th. A lot or a little? Joey is now called Freddy Heinz. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options Joey Pigza swallowed the key By: Mar 21, Swalloded rated it did not like swaklowed Shelves: And just as when fiction is created about a minority or under-represented group, the majority may assume it is real and react accordingly–and that becomes another burden.
Joey misbehaves constantly but never intentionally.
While it is easy to feel frustrated reading about how his teacher, principal, and classmates have to deal with his impulsivity, I couldn’t help but feel compassion for Joey.
I wondered if a student who read this would make an assumption that people with ADHD, also have dysfunctional families. They begged me to read it daily, and hated when it was time to move on to the lesson. The language bothered her. I’ve seen so many children’s actions be horribly misconstrued — it wouldn’t have surprised me for his teachers and administrators to have far more severe reactions describing, for instance, his several accidents as “self-mutilation”.
Showing of reviews. They will possibly have peers or classmates who have ADHD and this book could help educate them and help them understand what exactly it entails.
Other books in the series. He learns the hard way that he shouldn’t stick his finger in the pencil sharpener, or swallow his house key, or run with scissors. One thing I really liked about the book was that the responsible adults, teachers and doctors are written as good and caring people.