I know this makes post #2 for the day, but I just wanted to share this.
Clarissa has been interested in learning to read for a few months so I decided to follow her lead and help her learn. We used the BOB book set. I'm going to sound like a commercial, but that's what we used to teach the boys to read too and they're awesome. They used them so much they wore them out and I had to go buy a new set for Clarissa. Totally worth the money. It's a whole set of books with easy to sound out words. The books in the set get progressively harder (and by harder, they're still easy to sound out words, but the sentences are longer and there are a few longer words) so you can start small and move up.
I taught Clarissa how to sound words out and we practiced with the first few books. Now she's reading the harder books in the series and doing awesome! Usually about once a day she brings me a book or two and we read them. Ten or fifteen minutes a day has done wonders for her over the past month. She has picked it up really fast! She's really excited that she can read and we'll slowly start working on harder books as she decides she's ready.
I took a video tonight of her reading. She did great!