This is the foldable booklet I use with my Algebra 1 class when we explore the rules/laws of exponents.
It has examples that students write out in expanded form. After that, they simplify the expression. From there, we talk about if we could create a rule or a "shortcut" that we could apply to get our end result quicker.
The instructions for this foldable are included with the download and can be viewed on my YouTube by following the link below: