Write a play that includes or combines characters from the selections. The play might be a one skit, or a full-length production put on by the entire class.
Put yourself into the plot of one of the stories. Meet the characters and provide a way to become a part of the plot.
Interview the characters from the books. What questions will you ask? What do you want to know about these people that the selections do not reveal?
Change one of the characters in the story to have new opinions and ideas. How does doing this change the rest of the plot? Extend the story to include how the story characters live in and respond to new situations.
Write a prequel to one of the stories, revealing what one of the characters might have been like in her younger years. What are the important events that affected how the characters behave in the story?
Choose a favorite character from one of the stories. Place that character in another time setting, or another place. Try not to change the personality of your character but allow that person to react to a new and different situation.
Pretend that some of the mothers and daughters from the stories live in your neighborhood. Who do you play with? How are these families alike and different?
Pretend that the girls from the stories are all in the same classroom. What are they like together? What activities do they enjoy? How do they get along?
Choosing from among all the book characters, who is most like you? Who would be your best friend?