Writing play scripts

Challenge reference: 5046

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of play scripts 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 and performing play scripts.

  2. Write a simple dramatic scene for a play.

Assessment criteria

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

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three texts in this genre
    • Explain why people write play scripts and who they are for
    • Participate in drama activities and acting out parts in a play 
    • Explain what stage directions are
    • Explain key terminology such as: stage, actor, script, rehearsal, understudy, costumes, props, narrator; script writer
    • Write a six to ten line dialogue between two or three characters in a play script format, using colons to separate names from speech
    • Start each speech on a new line
    • Provide three simple stage directions 
    • Use three adverbs to describe characters' behaviour 
    • Add one piece of narration
    • Describe the costume for one character
    • Describe the four aspects of the setting before the dialogue begins