A close friendship is something to treasure. In the story "Ida, Always", Gus and Ida have a very special friendship. In order to have a strong friendship you have to be willing and able to put in some work. What are some things that Gus did to show how important Ida was to him? What are some things you can do to show your friends what they mean to you? Press to begin this activity. Watch the read aloud "Ida, Always". Don't forget you can expand the video. Share your thinking about Gus and Ida's friendship. How did Gus shows he cares for Ida? Then think about your own friendships, what can you do to show your friends they are important to you. You can share your thinking using the , , or . When you are finished, press the to submit your work.
Ida, Always features the loss of a main character and can often be an emotional read aloud.