These scaffolded guided notes begin with an introduction to x- and y-intercepts in terms of definition and how to find it. Then the notes go through an example where students can graph the intercepts after they find them. I have four problems that they can do with a partner or in small groups.
Finally, these scaffolded notes end in independent practice that is called "How Hot Can You Handle?" My students are used to this type of practice where they start at the bottom and work their way to the top, because we call the bottom row "mild," middle row "medium," and top row "spicy." This is a great way for students to work through problems of varying difficulty - high flyers will get to the top level while your struggling learners may remain on the bottom or middle row.