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The ending –le works the same way as –e. I say: “The –le can jump back over one consonant to make a vowel say its name; it cannot jump back over two consonants.” 

Think of the word table. The –le can work back over one b and make the a say its name. But in battle there are 2 t’s which form a wall between the –le ending and the earlier vowel a, so the a remains short as in cat. 

table    crackle    apple    bangle    handle 
Keble
(This is a college in Oxford University. I do not know of any other words like this.) 
pebble    kettle    nettle    meddle

Words with the long E sound have the double ee
feeble    needle    steeple 

Likewise, see: 
noodle    Bootle 

For the teacher, Alpha to Omega is a superb reference book.

rifle    trifle    Bible    title    middle    dimple    riddle 
noble    bottle    wobble    hobble    goggle 
bugle    struggle    muddle    bubble    jungle    uncle


There are many more words ending in –le with a short vowel than with a long vowel. But the rule is there and it helps with spelling. 

In words ending in –stle, the t is silent:
castle    nestle    trestle    thistle    jostle    rustle    bustle

In 3-syllable words ending in –ble or –cle, the stress is on the first syllable, and the or in the second syllable is short:
tentacles    obstacle    spectacles    possible    horrible    terrible    article

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