Teach an engaging, high interest lesson on tone, mood and paraphrasing using "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe! This flexible lesson plan can be used with cooperative groups and includes links to audio and video to use with "The Raven," as well as the text and a list of definitions for difficult words, a jigsaw paraphrasing activity, a word splash activity where students choose words from "The Raven" that contribute to the tone and mood, and finally, a Venn Diagram where students choose from a list of words to describe the author's tone and the intended mood of the reader for "The Raven." It includes step by step directions for teachers, and requires minimal preparation. What's more, students 7th grade and up will love it- because they love Poe! The preview that is available for download is the product of a pair of 7th grade Pre-AP students.