“My Favorite Mistake” lesson A creative nonfiction model And the name of a song by Sheryl Crow
Chorus: Did you know when you go It's the perfect ending To the bad day I was just beginning When you go all I know is You're my favorite mistake
Model text • “A Mistake That Should Last a Lifetime” by Jessanne Collins • Let’s read it.
Questions/Comments • What is the writer’s mistake? • What details does she recall leading up to the mistake? • Looking back at the event, what are the writer’s thoughts today? • What lasting impressions does the writer take from the experience?
Color-code with highlighters • Yellow: indicate where the author recalls (expresses) the incident • Pink: indicate where the author reflects on what the incident means to her today.
AW #4: My Favorite Mistake • Start a new page and label it. • Create a graphic organizer like this: