Teaching Reading Skills for Mastery
For many years, the Directed Reading Activity (DRA) has been used with reasonable success as the standard approach for teaching reading lessons. On the other hand, some educators have felt that the skill development section of the DRA comes too late in the lesson, offers too little direction for teachers, and is often poorly related to the text the children are assigned to read.
Reutzel, D. R. & Cooter, R. B. (1987). Teaching Reading Skills for Mastery. (1987) Academic Therapy, 23 (November 1987), 127-134.