**This is the chapter slice "What Is an Essay?" from the full lesson plan "How to Write an Essay"** Take the fear out of writing essays and empower your students by giving them the tools to comprehensively express their point of view. Our workbook provides clear and concise lessons about every stage of the writing process. Based on Bloom’s taxonomy we offer instruction about the four most common types of essays and provide review lessons about verbs, adjectives and pronouns. You can use this material to supplement your present writing program or for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The six color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through their successful writing process. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.