This week on Multisensory Monday Sarah’s Spelling School, I go over when to use -tch at the end of a word. I find many of my students need extra practice determining when to use -tch and when to use ch.
Do your students have trouble with this spelling rule?
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-tch Spelling Rule
Use -tch to spell the /ch/ sound immediately after a short vowel in a one syllable word.
catch, fetch, watch, clutch, scotch
- Do not use -tch in words that do not use a short vowel.
- beach, teach, couch, coach
- Do not use -tch when /ch/ is not immediately after the vowel.
- bench, church, lunch, torch
Catch -tch Game
Students toss the ball to themselves or a classmate if the word would be spelled with -tch. Students keep the ball or toss to the teacher if the word would not be spelled with -tch.
What other strategies do you have for teaching -tch?
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