A few months ago, I posted a link to a Speaking of Speech download I found on the Materials Exchange. I was not kidding about how much I loved it. While it was more based for pre-school, I LOVED the format and decided to modify it a little to help make it fit my needs.
Pat over at Speaking of Speech generously gave me permission to share my modified informal language sample form here with you good people!
I usually language sample my kiddos first to get an idea of what to focus on for the remainder of the assessment. Before this form, I always felt really overwhelmed trying to organize and present the information I found. It's also nice to have it documented that you looked at these things when you are done.
You definitely do not have to look at every area listed, you just leave it blank if you have no information - but it's so nice to be reminded of what you are looking for as you go along. Each area, thanks to the original poster, Jessica D, at SOS, is broken down into categories. I added in possible harmful effects for some areas and ages for which some areas of morphology/grammar become more of a concern.
On the back, I usually copy a form I have from a million years ago that helps you analyze each of the 50 word utterances for grammar and MLU. Since I do not have a right to that, I cannot publish it. :[ I also just staple a copy of the transcribed language sample to the back of the form. I do not break it down into phonetics or anything crazy. I just type the 50 utterances they say on my computer as we do the sample.
I hope this helps you with your language sampling process. Speaking of Speech has a bunch of great resources that I love (many made by the same user who originally shared this!). I urge you to check it out!! Jessica D, if you ever read this, THANK YOU!
I am sharing a copy of this form (with written permission from SOS). Please leave a comment as you download and let us know how you do language samples! :]