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Download Printable Year 6 Punctuation Worksheets | Australian Curriculum

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Looking for Year 6 punctuation worksheets? We’ve got just what you need!

Our punctuation worksheets for Year 6 students go over dashes, parentheses, ellipses and clauses, and you can download them all for FREE.

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Sample of Year 6 Punctuation Worksheets
Year 6 English Skills
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Searching for punctuation worksheets for different year groups?

If you have a child in another year group, don’t worry! We’ve created worksheets for them that you can also download for FREE:

Kindergarten | Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5

Sample of Year 6 Punctuation Worksheets

If you haven’t downloaded any of our free resources before, here’s a preview of what our Year 6 punctuation worksheets look like:

Worksheet 1 - Year 6 Punctuation Worksheets

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Year 6 English Skills

Now that your child is in their final year of primary school, they will predominantly focus on learning about dashes, parentheses, ellipses and clauses.

While improving their understanding of punctuation, they will also work on developing their vocabulary and reading skills.


As part of Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6), your child will become more familiar with other ways to communicate with people. While they may be exposed to words or language they have never used before, this will help them improve their vocabulary.

A great way to discover new words and learn to use them in regular interactions is through practising with spelling lists.

Access our FREE spelling worksheets for Year 6 students!


When it comes to reading, you’ll probably find that your child is super independent and won’t rely on you for help to understand words or how to pronounce them. They may turn to Google instead.

Even if they aren’t asking for help, you can still lend a hand by finding texts relevant for their year group.

Discover the best books for Year 6 students!

Punctuation Use Through Dashes, Parentheses, Ellipses and Clauses

In their last year of primary school, your child will probably already be familiar with parentheses from their Year 5 English lessons. Though, they may not be as accustomed with dashes, ellipses and clauses.

Sometimes dashes are used to add in extra information to a sentence being written. This usually happens in informal writing, so they are not recommended for use in writing such as discussions or expositions.

Ellipses can be used to indicate:

  • A pause in speech
  • Trailing off in speech
  • Suspense in creative writing
  • That a part of a quote has been removed

Sentences are made up of dependent and independent clauses. The clauses need a subject and a verb.

For more on these punctuation concepts, you can check out our Year 6 Punctuation worksheets below!

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On the hunt for spelling worksheets for different year groups?

If you have children in other year groups, we’ve got you covered! We’ve got worksheets dedicated to the different primary school year groups as well as Year 7:

Kindergarten | Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 7

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Alicia Hassell is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with teaching areas in French, English and EAL/D. Teaching is a big passion of hers, and she loves everything involving languages. In her spare time she likes to read a good book and sew her own clothes!

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