I created these Accountable Talk Bookmarks to encourage collaborative and meaningful conversations among my students. Honestly, I really have seen a difference when students have these bookmarks available to them. If a student is unsure how to start off, or hot to politely disagree with a classmate, this helps her/him have a starting point and contribute to the conversation. I typically use these in Guided Reading Groups, and have students use the bookmarks to keep their place for the next day. However, these really can be used at all times in the classroom! I hope your students benefit as much as mine have!