Footprints without feet class 10 pdf download cbse 2021-22
Footprints without Feet
A supplementary reader in English for class X, is based on the new syllabus prepared as a follow-up to
the National Curriculum Framework, 2005.
envisages language learning opportunities that are rich in
comprehensible input, and adopts a language-across-thecurriculum, multilingual perspective on English in the school.
Input-rich communicational environments are a prerequisite
for language learning. Therefore, learners must be exposed to a
variety of texts.
The supplementary reader is meant for students to read on
their own; it aims at developing their reading skills. Learners
need to develop the habit of reading for information and
pleasure, drawing inferences from what they read, and relating
texts to their previous knowledge. They need to learn to
read critically and to develop the confidence to ask and
The selections in the supplementary reader take into
account the interests of young learners while making them
aware of issues that they need to reflect on: personal
relationships, the neighbourhood, and the community. Thematic
variety has been taken care of and there is a good representation
of a variety of genres as well as of writers from across the world—
Indian, British, French, American and Japanese.
This supplementary reader has ten pieces including a play and a
factual prose piece, as well as science fiction.
Each piece begins with questions under the head ‘Read and
Find Out’ to guide learners in their reading and comprehension
of the text, which is divided into two to three sections, each
section prefaced with relevant questions.
Thus the texts do
not need to be read out or explained by the teacher in class.
Word glosses have similarly been kept to the minimum so as
to encourage inferences about meaning from sentential
and discourse contexts. The teacher, after a quick oral
comprehension check, if necessary, can progress to the questions.