The Common Core Standards require students to engage in collaborative discussions, elaborate on the points of others and clearly explain their own ideas. The standards also want students to review key ideas and draw conclusions based on information from discussions. This is called collaborative argumentation or as the Institute of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh calls it, "Accountable Talk." This Accountable Talk product is three products in one: a desktop placemat, an anchor chart and/or a deck of cards for group use./student bookmark. There are three categories of Accountable Talk: Accountable to the Knowledge, the Learning Community and Rigorous Thinking. I copy each of the three categories on three different colors of cardstock.