Pablo Picasso

A reading comprehension lesson on Pablo Picasso. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.



• Students will learn who Pablo Picasso was.

• Students will be able to name some famous Picasso paintings.

• Students will recognize Picasso`s contributions to the art world.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

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.


Lesson Excerpt:

Pablo Picasso was an artist who could do many things. He created dozens of famous paintings and sculptures. He also worked in graphic arts and ceramics. Picasso was born in Spain in 1881, and he lived and worked in France for many years. When he was just 15 years old, Pablo Picasso was admitted to the Royal Academy of Art in Barcelona, Spain. Soon after that, he began to spend a lot of his time in Paris, France. He moved to France permanently in 1904 and stayed there until 1947.

Picasso went through different phases with his art. The years between 1901 and 1904 are known as his "blue period" because his art showed much of the poverty and despair in the world.



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Pablo Picasso







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