If you've ever wanted to present some background information on Mark Twain and wanted the kids to pay attention (because they have the worksheet in front of them with the blanks to fill in), then this is your download. The document covers 22 major points about Twain's life, and each point has an average of 2-3 blanks for students to fill in as you speak eloquently about the author.
You can easily turn the facts into a Powerpoint or Prezi with the same sheet as a handout for students to pay attention.
For this introduction, it does not matter whether you're teaching Tom Sawyer in middle school or Huck Finn in college. It's just about the author, Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain. And about making your students pay attention for a few minutes.