The Directed Reading-Thinking Activities instructional technique (Stauffer, 1969) has students read a title or short passage and make predictions about the plot or events in the text. After reading, the students confirm or reject the prediction and repeat the process.
Article by Debra Burgess gives the goal, an overview, and suggestions for using DRTA (1997)
PDF file explaining DRTA taken from Literacy & Learning: Reading in the Content Areas (p19). Requires Adobe Acrobat.