This patriotic writing assignment can be used around Patriot's Day, President's Day, Flag Day, or any day that you want your students to recognize the importance of symbols. This writing lesson meets common core state standards and focuses on the writing traits: ideas and conventions. I used 3rd grade standards, but any grade student will love to create their own flag to represent themselves. There are worksheets and graphic organizers to guide students through research, prewriting, drafing, editing, and revising. Then create a craftivity students can have as a keepsake.