A popular website among my students is dearblankpleaseblank.com. It is an anonymous website where people can write open letters to anyone. Some are funny, (some inappropriate) , and some very serious and sweet. All of them involve some sort of creative thinking and an understanding of a topic. To catch the students where their insterests are, I created an assignment for them to write these letters from the perspective of a character from our current novel. I plan to use this with Romeo and Juliet to check for an understanding of characters and events. Enjoy!