Writing play scripts

Challenge reference: 5045

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of a playscript and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen, respond to and participate in reading play scripts.

  2. Write a simple scene for play script.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Explain why people write plays and who reads play scripts
    • Participate in drama activities and act out simple dramatic scenes 
    • Orally describe characters
    • Discuss key terminology such as: actor, plot, stage, costumes, script, rehearsal and props
    • Write a four or five line dialogue between two imaginary characters
    • Use colons to separate speaker from speech
    • Start a new line for each speaker
    • List two relevant props
    • Write a simple description of the setting above the dialogue