We will be writing an autobiography about Neil Armstrong in Big Writing this week.
Use the link below to find out more about the famous astronaut. Try to research parts of Neil’s life that you don’t already have lots of information about.
Can you make use of any of these openers in your writing? Remember to only choose openers that you understand and can add to a sentence that makes sense!
Words and phrases to use at the start of sentences
- As a child . . .
- During his early life . . .
- At a young age . . .
- In his early years . . .
- As a teenager he . . .
- Shortly after this . . .
- Soon afterwards . . .
- The time came for . . .
- By the time he had . . .
- Many years later . . .
- In 1878, at the age of . . . he . . .
- In his later years . . .
- Towards the end of his life . . .
- In his final years . . .
- One of the interesting things about . . . was . . .
- One of the most remarkable facts about . . .
- Strangely . . .
- Another unusual thing about . . . was . . .
Complex sentence starters
- Even though . . .
- Although . . .
- Despite the fact that . . .
- In spite of . . .
Expressing a viewpoint (Useful in the conclusion)
- In my view . . .
- As I see it . . .
- I believe that . . .
- In many ways . . .
- Itâ€™s difficult to understand why . . .
- His one regret was that . . .
- His dying wish was that . . .
- He will probably be best remembered for . . .
- His greatest achievement was . . .
- He will be remembered most of all for . . .
- His life was . . .
- His lasting legacy is that . . .