The little one here had not been well and thus was given "medical leave" from school. We had a few wonderful mornings of 1-to-1 time...something being the youngest in the family will hardly get. We spend mornings reading; tracing; playing and spelling!
Before he was allowed to do any tracing, I made it a point to read to him the instruction. After repeating the same old sentence for a few times, he was able to read by himself...with the help of sight words and memory.