I am constantly exploring which is the best way to help children organise their thoughts when it comes to the stories they make. I have previously used storyboards as a standard way of helping children slot in their ideas and their drawings within an organising structure for their stories. However some days ago, a colleague suggested using maps from recognised fictional characters, as a way to get children within a pre-organised structure. Children could chose, the map, and invent around the map a set of events, and adventures that could happen to their character as he/she/it, went on the adventure map. It worked really really well. I wonder whether other people have used maps to the same effect. I am wondering on exercises to compare and contrast both forms of organising principles.