I have taught English and Reading for 14 years. 2009 7th WRITING TAKS SCORES--98% 2008 98% and 2007 99%. YES! I USE MY OWN CREATED PASSAGES AS I TEACH!!! THEY WORK!!! My students have always scored exceptionally high on the Reading and Writing TAKS tests. I found it was nearly impossible to find Writing passages, so I began creating my own. I write passages for both 4th and 7th grade Writing TAKS. The packet will include the passage, the questions to the passage, and the answer key with the TEKS for each question. Hot Dog History is JUST A SAMPLE of what I have. I have many more passages for 4th TAKS Writing and 7th Writing.