This biographical lesson of Grandma Moses would be a fantastic resource for teaching art appreciation or for teaching reading. There are a total of 21 multiple choice reading comprehension questions that accompany it. Reading skills tested are: finding details, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and vocabulary. Vocabulary words tested are: parlor, embroidery, astounded, contemporary, abroad, and century. Additionally, there are 4 color pictures of her paintings. (I had to crop one for my thumbnail, but in the lesson you will see it completely. One is not in color on my tiff thumbnail, but it is actually color). A black-and-white photo of Grandma Moses is also provided.
Your students will benefit from reading about this artist and seeing her pictures. Grandma Moses was truly an amazing woman and perhaps the greatest folk artist that America has ever had. Yet she did not even begin to paint pictures until she was in her seventies! You will easily be able to print off copies for the number of students you have. The lesson is on a word document that you can easily edit if you want to. An answer key is included.