Coronation Street celebrates 60th brithday

This year is a massive one for the one and only Coronation Street.

It’s celebrating its 60 year anniversary.

The TV soap is the 4th longest-running TV show in the UK. It started in 1960 and so far there have been 10.186 episodes.

While Britain is in Covid restrictions, it’s still unclear what celebrations on the show will look like.

Coronation Street Facts

1. The first set was built in 1960.

2. The houses do have stairs, and one long, continuous corridor upstairs runs the length of the terrace.

3. The beer served in the Rovers is very weak shandy — mainly lemonade.

4. When the production started to shoot the series in high definition in 2010, they had the chimney stacks rebuilt in fibreglass to make them look more realistic, and the fake food served in Roy’s Rolls was replaced by real food.

5. In the makeup room they go through 50 boxes of tissues, 20 packs of make-up wipes, ten lipsticks, five powders, six eyeliners, four blushers, six eye-shadows and 15 large cans of hairspray each month.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.

Current Events Web
Find the Who, What, Where, When, How and Why in the article to complete this worksheet.

I Think Because
Share what you think about the article and explain why.

My Questions
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News Review
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KWL
Write what you KNOW about the topic in the article, what you would LIKE to find out and then what you have LEARNT.

Newspaper Bingo
Play newspaper bingo. Find a number of different articles to complete the grid.

Questions and Answers
Write a set of questions and then their answers after reading the article.

The Big Idea
Find the big idea by highlighting the 5 W’s and 1 H. then select 25 of key words associated with the article.

Word Investigation
Vocabulary exercise where students find key words within the article.

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