Reasoning behind Teaching V/CV and VC/V Patterns I understand VCV syllable division as V/CV for initial long vowels (lē/ver) and VC/V for initial short vowels (sĕv/en). What I don’t understand is the reasoning and purpose behind the differentiation and why it’s relevant to teach this. Why should it be necessary that someone distinguish sev/en rather than se/ven? Isn’t correct sounding of the word dependent on previous exposure to the word, and if so, why teach its syllable division apart from assisting with spelling. If I made up a word (‘benon’ for example), how would knowledge of the V/CV and VC/V assist its ‘correct’ sounding? Sorry to ask so many questions but I am unsure about the reason behind and the purpose of distinguishing these two syllable patterns. Thank you.