Read part of the Captain’s report to (his King) Duncan, on how the battle against the enemy went: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_4.html
E/D Grade: What do we learn of Macbeth’s courage and skill in Act 1, Scene 2 of Macbeth? Describe what he did during the battle. What does this suggest about his character?
Read Act 1, Scene 3 (3 pages on the website), where the witches deliver the prophecy to the confused pair of Macbeth and Banquo: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_12.html
C/B Grade: Given that the witches have met ‘Macbeth […] upon the heath’, speculate (suggest) whether their prophecy is intended to help him, or bring him harm. How will such a brave and noble leader respond?