This is a middle-ability Year 9 lesson focusing on the murder of King Duncan and Shakespeare’s presentation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth during this. A short extract from the scene is explored in the lesson (the extract is included). Pupils are required to continue to focus on skills such as identifying and analysing a range of language techniques that Shakespeare has used and consider why he has used them. There is also an activity for pupils to be challenged further to closely analyse a quote to gain a range of interpretations. Lastly, there is the opportunity for creative writing to help them understand the characters further. Sentence starters are also provided to support them with their writing. This lesson is easily adaptable for a KS3 or KS4 class of any ability.