This is definitely a cross-curricular idea and set of notes and worksheets. The notes and worksheets with this resource teach students how to READ one- and two-step equations in order to help solve them. Not only will they learn how to READ the equation just like a sentence in English class, they will also have to WRITE the equation sentence. This is done not just to add some reading and writing into math class, but to show students that an equation has parts, and some of those parts have opposites that are necessary to see and analyze in order to help them solve the equation. So if a student reads "X plus seven equals twenty," they will clearly see that there is really only one mathematical operation in that sentence. To solve it, they will simply do the opposite of what they read and wrote.
This resource contains a full notes sheet, a guided notes sheet if that is preferable to your teaching, the answer key to the guided notes, four worksheets that help walk them through one-step equations and then go through the same process of writing and finding opposites with two-step equations, and all answer keys for the four worksheets. This really works when students slow down and use this method. They will clearly see in their writing that the way to solve equations lies in the simple ability to recognize opposite (or inverse) operations. It worked with a good number of my Math 1 and OCS students. I hope it works for you, too. Thanks for your business.