This resource offers myriad possibilities. It can be used to help build a positive learning community, and it can be used as a narrative brainstorming activity. Via several visuals, students record information that ranges across their basic background, favorite activities, special memories, meaningful experiences, and lastly to their academic/life goals.
The resource ends with an official "Narrative Graphic Organizer" that is one page (front and back).
Check it out, try it, and let me know what you think! I hope your students enjoy it as mine have.