Practice spelling with three spelling rules that follow the same pattern. The -ck, -tch, and -dge spelling rules all use the longer spelling right after one short vowel. After learning each spelling rule individually or together, students practice spelling and reading words as they add the correct endings to a series or words on three different worksheets. Teach each rule separately or combine the sheets as a review. Once all the endings are filled in, have students read the words aloud for reading practice.