Differentiate Instruction through:
Use storytelling as a NOVEL approach to memorize this list of minerals IN ORDER from the softest mineral to the hardest.
This story was modified from one written by G. Hopkins, D. Meinders and P. Seal.
There once was a hillbilly named Min --- Earl Scale. Earl talced funny. He had a girlfriend who dressed like a gypsum. Every night they checked the cattle at the cal-cite. Then they would come sit on the fluorite next to the dog, Opalite. Their favorite sport was to go out to the fields and spar (feldspar). The winner would get a Quartz of Mountain Dew. Topaz the rest of the time, they corundumed up the mountain and back down again. After five trips up and down the mountain, they would die in mounds (diamonds).