Help with wording in directions

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    Hi guys. I'm creating comprehension guides for our 3rd grade Battle Books this year. The guide will have a mix of questions and tasks - mostly found from the Internet.

    I'm having a little trouble wording the directions because the students only have to complete any 4 of the 8. Right now, I have it worded as: Please complete any four of the following questions to receive credit for this Battle Book. But they're not all questions. Some start with Describe or Explain. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    Please complete any four of the following tasks?
     
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    Choose four of the following activities and complete only those four.
     
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    Hmm..when I see the words tasks or activities, I think of something more involved than just written responses.

    What if I write,

    Respond to any four of the following prompts.

    or

    Respond to any four of the following items.
     
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    I think they are all clear enough.
     
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    If you are giving them an answer handout, you can also only make enough sections for four responses. Just have them write the number of the prompt before the response. That's what I do with my high school students on tests.
     
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    Thanks for the cool tip =)

    I might not be able to use it with this specific guide though because some answers might be a little lengthy. I plan on providing lines on the back of the guide and then students can use notebook paper if they need more room.
     

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