This product includes a writing prompt and grading rubric. The topic of the writing assignment is "Loyalists versus Patriots" and makes an ideal writing assignment for 4th graders learning about the American Revolution. The prompt asks students to choose a side, loyalist or patriot, and then explain why they would have been either a loyalist or a patriot at the time of the revolution. Specific directions for giving details and using evidence is given as well as questions to guide thinking. This writing task makes a great assessment for ELA as well as Social Studies! Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!