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Martha Woodard (cq), and her children Ashley Woodard (cq, age 11, left), and John Woodard Jr. (cq, age 9) read together at home in Laredo, Texas, US, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. Martha, a native Spanish speaker from Mexico, is learning English to be able to help her children with homework and reading, which is always in English...PHOTOS/ MATT NAGER