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Literacy was an important part of my childhood. My aunt owned a day care center. My entire family was involved in the day to day operations of the business. My mother oversaw transportation, and my grandmother was the cook. I would spend my days listening to stories and attending puppet shows put on by the various lead teachers. My mom would occasionally read stories to my sister and I at home. There were bookshelves in the living room of my childhood home that contained my sister and I favorite books and novels. There was also a set of world encyclopedias and dictionaries of all sizes on our bookshelf. One of my earliest memories of literacy begins with a trip to the library at age 5. I was eager to get my card and had been practicing signing my name. I never struggled to read, write or comprehend. In fact, spelling was a strength of mine and I was the runner up of our Kindergarten spelling bee. Similar to the individuals featured in this week’s video Literacy Autobiographies, we were given weekly spelling or vocabulary words. The vocabulary test differed from the spelling test by requiring the correct spelling and definition of each term. The video featured a

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