Save yourself hours of planning and building a slideshow! Included in this lesson is everything you need to begin your Modernism Unit for American Literature. Early in my teaching, I realized that we were wasting a large block of time while students unsuccessfully tried to copy introductory notes word for word from a PowerPoint. I remembered using clozes in Middle School to facilitate note taking and began to integrate them into my lesson. Not only are students forced to pay attention to figure out where to fill in the blanks, they have a complete set of valid notes that can be used as a study guide. Each slideshow and cloze contains background, characteristics, and related information necessary to start the unit. These documents are fully editable, so you can alter them to suit your classroom, text sets, and assessments. Includes a PowerPoint slideshow and 1 -2 page cloze.