I have a friend who has students create Google search stories to communicate the main idea and supporting details of non-fiction texts. She also has them use the tool to summarize plot and examine characters' traits. Perhaps you could try it with your students. Here's a blog entry I wrote about Google search stories that might help.
I just got back from 7 day cruise to Bahamas, St Thomas and St Martin. It was beautiful….
We went on the largest ship in the world.. Royal Caribbean, The Allure of the Seas!
I bought this book on the ship. It’s about our Captain! I think it’s a great book for our youth! It’s about believing in yourself and your dreams!