Actors and writers alike enroll in screenwriting classes to learn how to write television or movie scripts. Scriptwriting is also a great outlet for middle and high schoolers to practice their writing skills.
The key to scriptwriting is the character development and the formatting of the script. Much different than a novel, a script is character-centric. Conveying this notion in lesson plans on writing a script may prove to be a bit challenging, particularly because the student may be very excited by the creative aspect of the project, but may become bored with the learning process.