Our daughter has done many projects through the website http://www.readwritethink.org/ Some of the tools that she has used are:
Character Trading Cards
These have been great to use with a character study of a main character in a novel or a biography. She has also used them to help clarify characters that are going to be part of a story.
She has used the Postcard Maker.
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/postcard-creator-30061.html She has used this several times to extend a novel or story by writing a Postcard from one character to another.
Many times she has summarized the plot, setting, characters and theme with this story map. It is straight forward and easy to use. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/story-30008.html
She has used the Comic Strip Creator as well. It is simple and easy to use.
In some ways read.write.think is low tech. You can’t slide in pictures or links. You can only print off the materials or save them by the PDF format. However, the simplicity somehow ensures staying on task. It has been a great resource for our family over the years.