This is an intro handout that I give out before any project involving scripts.
It can be so overwhelming for students to work through scripts, so this helps breaks down some key things about how to approach it.
It covers all the important tips about acting in general, too...as a reminder before they jump into a bigger project.
It includes things such as:
-the script is a guide
-show don't tell
-following the rules of theatre etc.
Also included as a bonus is a generic basic rubric for students working with scripts that includes what they're learning from this sheet, as they go through the process of script work.
Hope it helps!