Prairie Prose was thoughtfully designed to provide teaching moments that complement Language Arts Learning Standards. The School Edition of the game has been play-tested in elementary and middle schools in the Midwest and California, and has been used by college professors. It has been played at public events sponsored by the Chicago Park District’s Wicker Park, Humboldt Park and Garfield Park Conservatory, and other venues including the Morton Arboretum and Westchester Township History Museum in celebration of Jens Jensen, Earth Day, Harvest Day, Valentine’s Day, and National Poetry Month. Prairie Prose is a lively, social experience that gives players voice through poetry. The gameplay enlivens rhythmical abilities, storytelling and imaginative thinking that can build up listening skills and vocabulary. Players are putting concepts together from a ‘parts to whole’ process, with inspiration drawn from nature, Japanese poetry, ecology, and the Midwestern prairie landscape. Playing a quick round of the game may also be a helpful warm-up exercise before a challenging lesson, such as math, to harmonize the social dynamics of a class.