Last week, my Algebra 1 students worked with linear equations in both slope intercept form and standard form. We practiced graphing equations in standard form by converting to slope intercept form and by graphing intercepts. At first, my students did not like graphing intercepts. However, after several problems, that became their method of choice.
Here are pictures of our Interactive Notebook entries over Standard Form.
On the right, I created a minibooklet of sorts to help students organize their notes on standard form. I wanted students to know exactly where to look for the steps in solving and where to find a completed example.
Here is a picture of our completed "book" after being glued in our composition notebooks.

Standard Form of a Linear Equation Notes Booklet (Outside) 
On the inside of the booklet, we solved the same problem using both methods.

Standard Form of a Linear Equation Notes Booklet (Inside) 
This notetaking template (or book or foldable or whatever you want to call it) is available as a PDF for your use. Print it doublesided and have students glue the blank side into their notebooks. I would suggest writing on it before gluing it in your notebook!
Loved that you shared these resources, your lesson, and reflections. We are working on that same unit. We did a thorough study of slope before beginning equations of lines. Then we worked through slopeintercept, point slope form, and standard form. We ended this week with transformations of lines. Students will be tested next week. But oh my  it does not bode well at this point! They struggle with solving for y; and they are struggling with graphing the lines. I'm looking for review activities  will consider your thoughts before finalizing my plans!
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