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More - Our Maine: The Way Life Is, student voices about living in rural Maine

     “Our Maine:  The Way Life Is” CD Cover: click image to enlarge, click link to hear the audio.

The CD has an accompanying guidebook called “Writing About Place” by Rich Kent.



They started with the familiar – the things they knew like the people and places of their hometowns… and then the stories emerged. “Our Maine: The Way Life Is” is a collection of stories, poems, and essays written and read aloud by twenty-two students from across Maine.

The themes and traditions of the Pine Tree State run deep as these students, grades 3 to 12, share their thoughts and memories about home. The 29-minute CD has an accompanying guidebook called Writing About Place (PDF) by Rich Kent that provides teachers with ideas and activities for creating place-based writing and production opportunities for their classrooms.

Image Description: Our Maine: The Way Life Is cover

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Maine Writing Project
5766 Shibles Hall, Room 315
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207. 581.2492 | Fax: 207.581.2447E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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