Pretty much anyone can relate to a trip to the movies that felt like a waste. You might have been let down by the hype of a trailer. You might have spent way too much on tickets. All the seats might have been sold out. But there’s something else that can ruin a film: a plot that doesn’t make sense or that doesn’t allow viewers to make sense of it. The same is true for direct instruction in our classrooms. So, how can we give learners the chance to make the best use of our content? Let's take a look.