Engage your students with this fun and creative writing activity. Students will write from the perspective of one of the characters in The Crucible, as they compose a letter to the Dear Abby newspaper column. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the play thus far and critical components in character development. The assignment also requires students to send advice back from "Dear Abby". This allows students to demonstrate synthesis, organization, and some creativity! Two examples from recent Dear Abby letters are included to offer students some inspiration.