The first step will show you the notation of the pocket cube. The same notation is used for the normal cube.
Step 1: Learn the Notation
-The top face is labeled U.
-The front face is labeled F.
-The bottom face is labeled D.
-The left face is labeled L.
-The right face is labeled R.
-The back face is labeled B.
-If a letter is labeled by itself, turn the face clockwise as if you were facing it.
-If a letter is labeled with an ', then turn the face counterclockwise as if you were facing it.
-If a letter is labeled with a 2, turn the face 180 degrees(twice).
-A series of moves is called an algorithm.
-An example of an algorithm: R' D' R D
When you understand this, continue to the next step.
Step 2: Complete First Layer
-If white is on the R face, do R' D' R.
-If white is on the L face, do L D L'.
-If white is on the D face, do R' D2 R D R' D' R
Do this for all of the white pieces until half of your cube is finished.