By Chris Jarosh
Dan Freedman is the author of the bestselling Jamie Johnson series of children’s football novels.Having previously worked as a writer for the England football team, school children are immediately hooked by Dan’s experiences in the game, meaning he is a completely unique position to encourage them to achieve their dreams by increasing their literacy standards.
Dan’s school visits combine his real-life stories of working with players like David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney along with his tips and insights into life as an author. His writing workshops have a remarkable effect, with even those students known to be reluctant and uninterested producing high quality pieces of work, often to their own surprise. Dan regularly visits schools all over the country continuing his personal mission to ‘make reading cool!’
The Jamie Johnson series follows the footballing adventures of Jamie, from his time at school to a professional career.
|AR Quiz Number
|The Kick Off
|Shoot to Win
|Man of the Match
|Skills from Brazil
In addition, a special edition Born to Play was published for 2010’s World Book Day.
As part of a writing competition we ran in partnership with Dan and his publisher Scholastic, we are offering free A2 posters for your classroom and a pdf resource from Dan on ‘why dads should read with their children.’
|5 May 2014 at 9:00 am
|Author Spotlight, Dan Freedman