Unlike years ago when any assignment was confined to the information in the textbook and a library trip, now you can incorporate an experiential assignment into even a tutoring lesson with the use of search engines. Students can easily research an item or topic and compile a project that matches the literature you are reading. This is enjoyable and a great learning experience. You can take any area of interest and have the student research it and include it in the lesson. I recently taught a novel that took place in the Great Depression. The student was able to print wonderful pictures of this time and make a scrapbook illustrating the themes of the book. Captions can be written and printed as well which also enhance the material.
Try it as it is a win, win for the student.