Here are three memory aids for basic graphing and one sheet of graphing paper to print out and use again and again. This is a terrific handout to give to students to remind them of helpful information while graphing and/or to post in the classroom and math station or center.
The sun is to help students remember that the y-axis is in the same direction as the horizon and the flag pole helps students remember that the x-axis is vertical like the pole of a flag.
(I have found this helps my adult students in Algebra I remember too. Enjoy!)