A script consists of dialogue what the characters say to each otherstage directions and instructions to the actors and director. This might be their age, occupation or relationship with another character. Identify features and conventions of written dialogue and model how to write dialogue.
JIM: Hey you, come back!
What might they say to each other? Use 'Exit' if the character leaves. Once children have written up their play script, they may be encouraged to improve it, by adding stage directions in brackets.
There will be a brief section at the end with pointers for writing a radio script or a screenplay. Teachers often give children writing frames to help them with this. Following modelling of writing a playscript on a familiar story, the children continue to write and perform subsequent scenes referring to the class list of text type features.