The Kid Should See This.
This is a fantastic site for inquiry. There is a question a day which is answered with a video and a short piece of writing.
Questions are categorized and searchable.
Each day a photo is posted that relates to one of the stories in the world news for that day.
Students can examine the drawn image and discuss what they think it relates to.
There is a link to the news story under each image.
If Shakespeare Could Tweet
This free ebook is a great look into the genre of micro writing.
Although it talks about Shakespeare, the lessons of micro writing could be applied to any type of writing in your classroom.