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Biography Sentence Starters

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5 pages|Suitable for Grades: 2 - 7

Biographies can be interesting and fun to write… with a little bit of inspiration and help to get them started!

These sentence starters and connectives will ensure that you get biographies from your students that are interesting and differ from each others. Print them out as is and give one to each of your students for their books or enlarge them to use as posters around your room.

* The time came for…

* Soon afterwards…

* Shortly after this…

* As a teenager he/she…

* At a young age…

* During his/her early years…

* As a child…

* Many years later…

* Even though…

* His/her lasting legacy is that…

* His/her life was…

* His/her greatest achievement was…

* He/she will be remembered most for…

* In spite of…

* Despite the fact that…

* Although…

* Strangely…

* One of the interesting things about…

* As it happened…

* Either by chance or design…

* In his/her final years…

* Toward the end of his/her life…

* In his/her later years…

* In 1987, at the age of …. he/she…

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