Zing is a great reading site that’s been on The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress list since it began.

Today, though, I notice for the first time it has a substantial catalogue of categorized Social Studies books, specifically for U.S. History.

It’s free, though it offers some features that make it a lot easier to assign books to virtual classrooms if you pay just $10 a year, which I have done.

I’ve added it to Updated: Here Are The Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom” for my English Language Learner students who will be taking U.S. History next year. A few of the books have specific “elearning” exercises, which look decent. Most have a “Show What You Know” tab at the end. For those, I’m just asking students to write the three things they found most interesting and why.