A graphics organizer is a concept that has apparently started filtere into school to help kids learn. It presents information in a graphics format. An outline of a paper might be displayed as the layers of a hamburger. These are two of the organizers I’ve come up with to help me writing stories: http://www.scribd.com/linda_adams_32
One is a template for settings, and the other is a timeline. The setting one includes a place where maps and diagrams can be drawn. I used the timeline one to build a list of real events for an upcoming story.