Check out information and links that are specifically relevant to your Year level here.
Elements of Fiction
This link provides you with a very easy to understand breakdown of the various elements we 'unpack' when we tackle a text study in class.
Have a look. It may answer some questions you have. This is recommended reading for junior and seniors students alike.
Analyzing Literary Texts -
The 'scary' stuff to do...
It's not really, that is a myth but it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to look for.
SENIORS, take a look at this and have a read.
WARNING - it is a little length but well worth the time.