Download: SLAM Dog Comes Home Cards (English)

This set of language elicitation cards and questions was designed as a tool to be used in assessing language for preschool and elementary school aged children. These cards elicit an evidence-based language sample that can be analyzed using the Guidelines for Analysis. Developed by Cate Crowley and Miriam Baigorri. Illustrated by Tina Yeung.

Crowley, C. & Baigorri, M. (2014). School-age Language Assessment Measures: Dog Comes Home.


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Evaluation Questions:

  1. Can you put these in order?
  2. Tell me the story. [Eliciting narratives and complex clauses]
  3. What is the girl thinking here?
  4. Why is she putting the dog in her bag?
  5. Why is the girl getting so dirty?
  6. Why is she in the bathtub with a white dog now? (How do you know?)
  7. What is the mother going to do now?
  8. What would you say to your mom if you were the girl now?