Thanks for your comment. Your insight is really helpful and I love the fact that you think that SIFT etc still has a place within a school setting. It certainly makes it easier to explain and teach with such strategies to younger students.
What I find intriguing about many inquiry skills is that they lead back to questions. Something I think should be recognised as a major skill.
I would love to help come up with some great questions that link to SIFT if anyone is up for it.