These notes accompany my RULES for linear equation powerpoint (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/RULES-for-Solving-Linear-Equation-Word-Problems-Powerpoint-1048986) and contain more examples to go through with students and to have them practice.
These notes outline each step of the process to illustrate how important they are. My students really enjoyed the RULES method because it gave them a "to do" list when it came to solving word problems. It is in the same format as my RULES for equations and inequalities notes. Using them together over the course of first semester will set us up for success in solving systems of equations the same way!