A reading comprehension lesson on Georgia O`Keeffe. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.
• Students will learn about Georgia O`Keeffe`s life.
• Students will be able to name several pieces of O`Keeffe`s work.
• Students will understand what contributions O`Keeffe made in the art world.
3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade
Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).
Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.
American painter Georgia O`Keefe loved the earth, and it shows in her artwork. Born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in 1887, Georgia was one of five sisters. She moved to Virginia in 1902, and by the time she was sixteen, she had had five years of private art lessons in Wisconsin and Virginia. Georgia graduated from high school in 1905 and went to live with her aunt in Chicago. There, she enrolled in the Chicago Art Institute. Two years later, she went to New York City and attended the Art Student League. She soon became discouraged with her work and returned to Chicago where she worked for a short time as a commercial artist.