This sheet I use with students to teach them how to solve algebraic word problems. First, I teach them the steps. Then, I introduce the sheet to help them remember the steps as they practice. Last, I encourage them to use it on their own. It has seemed to help the students who have used it, and hopefully it will help you and your students too. I make sure to tell my students they should reread the problem as many times as they need to complete each step, and I also let them know that they are looking for words they don't know in order to use context clues to try to understand the word problem.