A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story and has a plot. Before writing and books were common, people used narrative poems to pass on stories orally. The poems tend to be quite long and often rhyme, which makes the stories easier to remember and to pass on.
Here are some narrative poems for you to use with your class:
The Inchcape Rock – Robert Southey
The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes
The Listeners – Walter De La Mere
The Owl and the Pussycat – Edward Lear