This is a teaching unit for the novel Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos. This unit contains ready-made handouts to accompany this hilarious and fast-paced book. These handouts will require students to analyze the author’s craft and literary elements such as point of view, conflict, and setting. There are four tests included as well as writing assignments and post reading activities. Answer keys are provided. Take a look at the table of contents in the free preview to see the focus of each chapter. Everything is ready for you to teach, and the best part is that once you purchase this unit, you can reuse it every year!