Teaching Reading Through Writing

I’m very interested in learning more about teaching reading through writing. The great article below is on cultivating love of reading through writing. As I read it, I also got ideas for close-reading activities in the middle school. The approach mentioned in the article can also be used with nonfiction texts – i.e. you read really good ones and write your own like the ones you read.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/books/review/straight-through-the-heart.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&nl=books&emc=edit_bk_20130322