This collection of activities will enhances the instruction of writing in the primary classroom that includes the age and skill targeted, prep and activity time required, materials and set-up necessary, extension ideas, and national standards being met. Some of the ideas are designed for individuals, others for small or large groups, but all are easily adaptable to fit changing needs. Many of the activities take as little as fifteen minutes but work toward the goal of teaching the child to write creatively. Skills covered by the activities include creative writing, descriptions, dairies and journals, note taking, dialogue writing, writing instructions, reflective writing and technical writing. This handy desk reference will provide lots of ways to use those in-between minutes that sometimes get lost in a classroom.