Classrooms who use the Accountable talk Comprehension activity involve students in a rigorous conversation. These conversations hold each student accountable to their response by citing textual evidence. Students start to become a critical thinkers and begin thinking about their thinking as well as others. Many of the accountable talk questions encourage students to summarize, synthesize, infer, make connections. find themes, main ideas and supporting details, recognize figurative language, cause and effects and sequencing. Metacognitive and Comprehension Strategies natural occur in accountable talk conversation. These conversations are student led while the teacher is a facilitator. Procedures and practice are a must before it becomes student led. These Forest Friends can be part of a bulletin board. You could cut them out and have students pull them from a pile. You could have students select the response they used and keep until all responses are used.